A Half Orphan
I enjoy this story! Ash's description of being a half orphan and not just saying "I don't have a dad" is beautiful and a poetic take on such a horrible situation. I love the dynamic between Ash and her mother, you can really tell they care for one another and Ash genuinely worries and feels for her mother's situation. Also, The line in Chp. 4 about Biju not resembling Brad Pitt or Matt Damon gave me a good laugh :P and I think the writing style is very pleasing to read and there are no minced words.
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Overall, I do feel there could be a little more build up or incentive to continue reading. Personally, I just felt as though I was waiting for something big to happen as I read on and it wasn't happening. This isn't to say that I wasn't interested in the story, I just didn't feel any rush to find something out. I hope that makes sense!