Tuesday, 3 November 2015

Book Review: First Love Matters… So Does The Second by Vishal Sah.


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Book Name:  First Love Matters… So Does The Second

Author: Vishah Sah

Publisher: Half Baked Beans Publishing

Price: Rs. 199


Everything was perfect when all of them were at school. Vishal was happy with Shreya, so were Shaurya and Myra. But little did they know that a life ‘not so perfect’ was waiting for them outside their school gate.

What happens when one chooses ambition over love? Would you be able to live with doing something you didn’t want to do? Could someone rectify their long forgotten past? Is it possible to win a battole against Death?

Explore what it is like to think that you are in love for the first time only to realise that you are constantly falling in love, as a wise man said
“First Love Matters… So Does The Second”

My Take:

The story begins with the scene where Vishal, the protagonist, is getting ready for school. He is all excited as he is starting off with SSC and that he is going to meet Vedika, his crush. Luck favours Vishal and he is made to sit with Vedika. Their friendship blooms and strengthens. Over time, Vishal falls in love with Vedika. He decided to confess his feelings to her but Vediak in turn surprises him. She gets committed to Arnav. Vishal’s first love remains incomplete. Vedika walks out of his school and his life.

Life gives him second chance. Shreya enters his life and Vishal finds his long lost happiness. He performs well in his HSSC exams and secures admission in to medicine. Vishal’s happiness is short-lived. It seems as if he had been taken up higher only to be knocked down again.

How will Vishal react to this situation? Will he accept the reality or challenge the nature’s threat? Will his friends support him through this ordeal?

The narration style is simple and touching. It reminded me of my school days. The flow of events in the story is also done well. However, the transition of the past to the present at the end is confusing. Being debut, I say that the author has done justice with the story.


  • Vishal and his gang’s friendship.
  • Vishal’s love for Shreya.
  • Dedication of Vishal, Ananya, Shaurya and Shreya towards their career.


  • The editing has suffered in many places.

I rate:

Cover: 3/5
Story: 3/5
Characters: 2.5/5

My overall rating for First Love Matters… So Does The Second is 3/5 stars.

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