Wednesday, 3 June 2015

BOOK REVIEW - “IT HAPPENS FOR A REASON” BY PREETI SHENOY


It is a very interesting story explaining relationships, discovering some new bold aspects of friends as they come along, their friendship and true love as we see it in today’s world. All this while inching towards dreams, own dreams...

It is a heartening tale of how past relationships, when broken without a proper closure, can come back to haunt the present. Life is always in turmoil. The drag exceeds your expectations at a certain juncture. Not that you are left with lot of choices but the chaos and drama always helps you build your present and future in tune with the society. For those who choose to defy the norms, they are subjected to intense scrutiny, but if you have the will to get over all of it then there's no stopping. This story brings this out very well. At times our own roots become puppets of indiscretion and sometimes they tend to lose the basic moralities.

This is the story of young Vipasha; known as Vee to friends, eighteen and single, makes the decision to have her baby, she does more than give up her promising modeling career. She ends up cutting ties with her family and with Ankush, the man she thought she was in love with. Fast-forward sixteen years and she now has two unusual careers - she runs a dog-boarding facility and is a gym instructor. Aryan thinks she is the coolest mom in the world and hopes she will one day find her Prince Charming - exactly what her best friend Suchi has in mind for her. But Vee secretly has a thing for Saurabh, the quirky vet doctor.

Vipasha has filthy rich parents, but what they lack in as parents is that they try to cover up everything with riches. Not everything can be covered by riches. Certain incidents of her life compel the young girl, to be on her own and to explore and be at the mercy of the world. Her world completely changes with the hasty entry and exit of Ankush, the only love of her life and she is left to fend for herself in this big bad world. With few friends and support by her side it's now all up to Vipasha to take her life head on in her strides? But how painful is it going to be? Will her decisions let her carry on with a sense of security or will it be a dreadful end to the little and innocent soul? Will there be another Ankush who will also shirk away from his responsibility? Will life ever be the same again? That's what the story is all about.

There's life and there's more to it than meets the eye. The monotonous and constant question which hangs in air "what will happen next," is a perfect way to describe the entire story. It is picked up from the lives of some people who suffer in stoic silence and some who chose to defy and go ahead with their plans. There is a mutual character involvement and a grave understanding, as if everyone speaks for themselves. Right from the toddler to the elder they all have a role to play and the author keeps them in the loop to take story ahead in positive strides. There's a certain unnerving calm and a silent wave of emotions which engulf the entire story. Be it love or friendship or any other relationship known to mankind it offers you all in a platter and serves the right recipe to hold on to it. Then, out of the blue, Ankush comes back into their life.

But can a decision that was taken at eighteen - more in the throes of lust than love be the basis of a lifelong relationship? Is there a future for Ankush and Vee? Vee, Aryan and Ankush are in for the ride of their lives. No seat belts, full speed and a very bumpy road ahead.


 Now my Positive viewpoints:

 The concept of the story is really nice and absorbing. This is a good work done by the author for writing such an arresting work of fiction. The author does not deviate much from the plot. Overall, the book is highly recommended by me to all those who want to read a good fiction to pass their time on any given weekend.

 Some suggestive points:

 Overall the book is good and very well expressed. The only downside of the book is Ankush's character needed some more leverage. He remains invisible for a very long period. The author could have given a little more voice to his character rather than keeping him out of the loop for a long period.  I was hoping to read something different in her next novel. I was wondering if she will come out of her comfort zone and deliver another amazing and bestselling novel.

 Final words:


 Overall if asked I would say...this is a good fast-read that manages to keep the readers engrossed. The story doesn't wander out of its steeds rather sticks to the basics and carve out an illustrious and pulsating experience of the book by Author (Preeti Shenoy) … I would give 3 stars to this book.​

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