Along the way, this book teaches the reader about Indian culture, as Ravi's family is quite traditional. The author, Sarah Weeks, does an excellent job of capturing the atmosphere of an Indian family along with their expectations for their son.
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Joe and Ravi might be from very different places, but they’re both stuck in the same place: SCHOOL.
I haven't read a book this quickly in a while, taking it 50 pages at a time and finishing in about four days. Save Me a Seat drove me forward in unexplainable ways, though I still wanted more for the ending. It seemed as if things were just getting started when the last page arrived.