Thursday, 6 April 2017

BOOK REVIEW - “EVERYONE HAS A STORY BY SAVI SHARMA”




​ Inadvertently I am the one who enjoys reading romance more than any genre for that matter when it comes to reading.

The story revolves around “Everyone has a story to tell. Everyone is a writer. Some are written in the books, and some are confined to hearts,” begins Savi Sharma, the author of this story. And she has dedicated the book to ‘you’. Yes, you. I mean, she has dedicated the book for all of us. She tells us a story of friendship, dreams, and love that is heartwarming, inspiring and redefining. As I have quoted above, those lines are the very first lines in the novel which are truly enchanting. Then comes the prolog. I wonder if anyone could have written such a beautiful prolog for a story. Prologs are meant to give us an insight into the story or a particular incident which changed the course of the character’s life or the death of a loved one or a do-or-die situation, but Savi Sharma intricately weaves wisdom into an equally enthralling prolog. It is evident from these lines:

“Time decides our fate, our journey. And when time changes, everything changes. Everything. Sometimes for bad, sometimes for good. And sometimes, for the best. I never believed that. Until you happened to me.”

When the story takes off, it is a breezy read right from the beginning. Each character – Meera, Vivaan, Kabir, and Nisha – have their own joys, dreams, problems and insecurities. They have layers of complexity to them which makes them celebrate life, experience the impossible, achieve dreams, get hurt and bounce again with confidence. The character Meera not only finds love in Vivaan, but she finds her story in him. The story which she yearns to write. The story which would touch millions of hearts. As for Vivaan, he loves to travel the world, escaping from the materialistic demons and bad memories which chase him. The supporting track of Kabir and Nisha is a heartrending love story which drives home the point ‘love is powerful and it will make you do things that you have never done before.’
 Indeed the climax was quite interesting with twists and turns as they unfold. For that, you need to read this book.

Now my Positive viewpoints:

The positives of the story are the characters easily identifiable. Even though the narration is again easy to read and allows us to easily go through the entire story, The story sways through various emotions and makes the readers feel along with it. And Savi Sharma gracefully blends dollops of wisdom throughout the story. Like these lines, She keeps the storyline entirely simple, yet elegantly intersperses it with rich emotions. One of the best parts of the story is the chapter where Vivaan realizes his feelings for Meera when he is out exploring the world, leaving behind everyone.

Some suggestive points:

Although the narration of the story is good but in my opinion, the explicit descriptions went over the top. However, I was not convinced by several actions of the characters in the book. At times, it felt that they were manipulated to satisfy what author has in his mind. This brings me to another major issue with the book. I simply could not connect with any character. They are plain and monotonous characters who don’t have a life.

Final words:


Overall if asked I would say this is not a fair job done by the author, the book has got extremely little to offer in that overstretched context. It has his signature explicit descriptions of the intimate moments and a couple of courses in Hindi (which is also a trademark of the author), which were both not required. Overall I would say...this is not a good job done by Authoress (Savi Sharma) … I would give 2.5 stars to this book.

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