Book Name: Letters in the rain
Authors: Anubhav Shrivastava and Ananya Roy
Quite early in his life, Aman had been labelled a 'weirdo'. His side-parted, oil soaked hair and gawky physique made him the butt of jokes among his peers. There is nothing spectacular in his life—he studies all day, has never had an interaction with a girl that lasted more than five minutes, and scribbles his inner musings into his best friend, a personal diary.
Deep down, however, the guilt of being considered a social killjoy by the society starts to have a negative impact on him.
When forced out of his solitary shell into the action-infused warehouse that is 'college', Aman's life takes a drastic U-Turn. Owing to a Chemistry project, he is forced to partner up with Kiara—a cheerful, carefree soul who tucks away her dark, brooding past upon arriving in Manipal.
What follows is a series of awkward encounters and quirky adventures; ones that throw them in the deep end and make them face their worst fears.
The cover of the book is a simple one with images of that of a girl and a guy. It's is in the shade of blue which goes well with the title. However, I didn't find it very impressive. As they say, you should never judge a book by its cover. The blurb seemed interesting.
Romantic love stories isn't something that I enjoy reading the most. I completed reading this book in four days. For a person who reads novels in a day, I believe four days was quite a long time. I found the story to be very common and predictable. A nerd guy falling in love with a jolly girl who thinks of him as a good friend - this is what the story is all about. Yeah, there are some really good incidents which make you go 'Aww!'. But, overall this book was the same old wine presented in a new bottle.
The story has been crafted well. The placement of the incidents is done really good. The reader will never ever feel confused about what is happening in the story. The characters aren't many. They have been crafted well. And the authors have done justice to all the characters. The narration is simple and conversant. The lucid language is one of the strong points of this novel. However, I was disappointed with the font size. I felt it could have been increased a little.
There are points in this story where you are eager to read more while there are some incidents where you would pray for the book to end. It's not that I didn't enjoy reading this book. The book didn't hit the right chords.
Letters in the rain is a treat for all romance lovers out there.
My overall rating for 'Letters in the rain' is 3/5 stars.
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