Friday, 23 September 2016

Book Review: Daddy’s Little One by Niti Mittal

Daddy's Little One - Cover Picture

Book Name: Daddy’s Little One 

Author: Niti Mittal

Publisher: Omji Publishing House

Price: Rs.150


Daily thousands of daughters were born in the world, one was named Shagun. A princess to her dad, she became his nerve. She was loved, pampered and revered. Her dad was her knight in the shining armor. Just when Shagun thought she was having the most of her life, she lost her father to vasculitis. That was the most unbelievable incident of her life. The loss triggered a host of worries and fears inside her. She felt anxious, helpless and insecure. She started having panic attacks. But what could she do about it? The difficult period became less intense and shorter as she met Vikrant. The two ordinary people caught up in a web of love and ambition. Life threw another riddle at her when her mother disapproved of Vikrant and forced her to marry someone else. Her innocence was traded and she tried fitting in for gaining the acceptance of her mom. She struggled with depression, suicidal tendencies and the loss of loved ones. Will she recompose herself and come out of the storm alive? Or will she destroy herself in the process ? "Daddy's Little One" traces a beautiful rollercoaster journey of love, friendship, family bondings - a story about losing parents, sacrifices and solitude, efforts and hope. Let your heart melt.

Story in a nutshell:

Most of the times, it is seen that a girl child is attached to her mother and boy to his father. The cases of girl being close to her father are very rare and probably, that is the reason why that bond is considered really special. Shagun shares a similar bond with her father. For her, ‘Daddy’ is the ultimate – a source of her happiness, a treasure of all her secrets, a dumping ground for all her worries and insecurities and a solution to all her problems. They share a great bond and destiny plays a cruel game with this bond. Shagun’s father is diagnosed with a fatal disease and she loses her father. Shagun is devasted. Vikrant, the guy she loves, helps her in this phase of life.

Shagun always had a difference of opinion with her mother. What happens when Shagun confesses her love for Vikrant to her mother? Will she accept the alliance? What struggles and pain does Shagun go through? Does she find happiness?


This story has been written from heart. You will not find any manipulations done to the plot. The story is rich in emotions. There are moments where you will smile and a few will make you cry.  However, I felt that a few incidents were exaggerated. The pace of this novel was steady. The narration has been done in third person. I feel if it was done in first person, it would have created more emotional impact on the minds of the readers. The novel seems exciting at the beginning but kind of loses its charm in between. However, as you reach the end it builds up that interest in you again. The language is simple and the story touches the heart. Shagun, the protagonist, is the brave girl and you will surely learn many lessons from her.

  • Shagun’s dedication towards her studies.
  • Shagun’s love for her father.
  • Shagun’s love for Vikrant.
  • Shagun’s and Arihant’s relationship.

  • There are a few grammar mistakes.
  • I personally did not like the death scene.

I rate:
Cover: 2.5/5
Characters: 3/5
Story: 3.5/5

My overall rating for ‘Daddy’s Little Girl’ is 3.5/5 stars.

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