Fourteen-year-old Zoon Razdan is witty, intelligent and deeply perceptive. She also has a deep connection with magic. She was born into it. The house that she lives in is fantastical?ife thrums through its wooden walls and she can talk to everything in it, from the armchair and the fireplace to the books, pipes and portraits! But Zoon doesn't know that her beloved house once contained a terrible force of darkness that was accidentally let out by one of its previous owners. and when the darkness returns, more powerful and malevolent than ever, it is up to her to take her rightful place as the Guardian of the house and subsequently, Kashmir.,
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: Zuni Chopra is a fifteen-year-old author. Who has published two books of poetry.This is her first novel.
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The House That Spoke is the debut novel of 15 year old Zuni Chopra & published by Penguin Randomhouse India. She has published 2 books of poetry prior to this novel. Her favourite authors include Neil Gaiman & Lewis Carrol. She lives in Mumbai with her parents, older brother & their 6 dogs.
Our protagonist of the story is 14 year old Zoon Razdan who lives with her mom in her ancestral house, but there’s a twist! The house & Zoon can communicate with each other, because of some magical powers...
The house that spoke has a beautiful cover and some how , I had a good feeling as I read the book. There is something very charming , very vintage feel to the whole position of the house , how it is built and the magic that flows through it. That is perhaps the best thing about Zuni's writing - the way she describes the scene , any scene for that matter. She makes the place come alive in your head and you will feel like watching the scene unfold. The story is a coming of age moment of a girl ...