The Namesake was a great book, with some life lessons and great advice. The book starts off with a tragedy that later turns into life changing memories, with the strange love of two Bengali's, turns into an unforgettable love. The name of their first child was not only based off a favored author, but the tragedy that follows. The boy will learn to love the name he hates, the one he'll only think of as his fathers favorite author. Throughout the book the boy will grow into a new name that has very little meaning. Only the boy and his family will know the true meaning of his name. After he is drawn away from his culture and distant from his family, a death awakens him and he becomes closer to his family and culture. There may be a lot of things that happen in this book that seem a little out of place, but overall this book was great.
I rate this book 4 out of 5 tea cups, it was a great book, but I'm into more adventurous books. I do suggest this book, at first it may seem like a nonfiction book, but it is actually fiction.