I don’t like love stories too much and didn’t like the kind of books Mr Dutta wrote. Still there was something about this book that made me pick it. It was a bitter-sweet decision. Read on to find out why.
STUFF ON THE BACKCOVER SAYS
Raghu likes to show that there is nothing remarkable about his life—loving, middle-class parents, an elder brother he looks up to and plans to study in an IIT. And that’s how he wants things to seem—normal.
Deep down, however, the guilt of letting his closest friend drown in the school’s swimming pool gnaws at him. And even as he punishes himself by hiding from the world and shying away from love and friendship, he feels drawn to the fascinating Brahmi—a girl quite like him, yet so different. No matter how hard Raghu tries, he begins to care . . . Then life throws him into the deep end and he has to face his worst fears.
PLOT IN SHORT
The plot revolves around Raghu a suicidal young boy who falls in love with a suicidal girl and how these kids deal with the things happening at home with each others support. Death, depression casteism are the themes touched upon.
- Fast paced
- Emotionally appealing characters
- Mature love story
- Some may find it to depressing
- The English could have been better
This was not what I expected from this author at all. I was expecting a over the top, fluffy, adolescent silly love story, this was however everything but that. This dark tragic tale left me very depressed and yet excited to reading the next book. Do give this one a try if you like Durjoy Dutta.