Children's books

BOOK REVIEW: Hit for a Six, Payal Dhar.

Paperback: 152 pages
6 – 16 years

Publisher: Rupa Publications India (30 December 2017)


Laila, an enthusiastic and determined thirteen-year-old, loves everything about cricket. She is left heartbroken when the cricketer she idolises admits to match fixing and is banned. She is not sure if she will be able enjoy and love the game the same way any more. Things get complicated when an anonymous benefactor helps build a cricket field in her school, and also her school becomes home to the town’s first-ever girls’ cricket club.

Laila was always fascinated by the Old Mister Marshall’s house, one of the oldest buildings in the town. There are a lot of rumors about the house. Some people believe it to be cursed. and some believe it to be haunted. But Laila never believed in ghosts. So when they had to a school project on their town’s historical spots, Laila and her friends decide to pick the Marshall’s house. Laila and her friends are interested in finding out about the current occupants of the Marshall’s house. They ask questions and try to find out more about the history of the house. Using all the information Laila tries to solve the mystery behind the house, and also about the anonymous benefactor.


I liked the characters in this book. They were relatable and felt so real. The friendship between Laila and her friends was displayed beautifully. This book will teach a lot of good values to children. The writing was also enjoyable. Lots of smart word choices that will improve a kid’s vocabulary.

Overall, I really enjoyed this book. This is a story about cricket, friendship and a great mystery. I highly, highly recommend this one. I don’t have anything negative to say about this. It will be fun to read along with your kids.

MY RATING: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

To buy this book, click here.

**I got a copy from Rupa Publications India in exchange of an honest and unbiased review**

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