Thursday, 1 September 2016

Book Review: The Story of Us


Book: The Story of Us
Author: Megha Rao
Publisher: Juggernaut
Format: eBook (Read in Juggernaut App)
Genre: Fiction | Romance
Pages: 242
Price: 120 INR

Blurb: 

All Harsh has to find his lost love is a diary she has left behind and a few mysterious letters. When he does succeed in his mission, the truth is almost too difficult to bear.

My Rating:

Plot: 4/5
Narration: 4.5/5
Writing Style: 4.5/5
Character Sketch: 4.5/5

My Review:


Intense, heartbreaking and touching!

"The Story of Us" is the 1st book that I read on Juggernaut App. First of all, I am really impressed with the Juggernaut App. It is so easy to read a book on the App. You can easily highlight the quotes and sections that you like while reading. You can also interact with the author directly from the App.

Now coming back to the book, after a long time, I have read a beautiful story on Unrequited Love. The author has painted the pain of an unrequited lover with the most intense emotions. There are certain dialogues in the book that totally tugged at the strings of my heart.

The story begins with Raksha, the protagonist of the book who notices Harsh in London. Raksha moved away from Harsh to London after they had a break up. She was shocked to find Harsh, but soon she gets to know that Harsh has come to London because he was looking for Haritha's diary, which was with Raksha.

As the story progresses, we get to know that Haritha is missing. Harsh tries his best to find her along with Raksha. The only clues they have are some letters that Haritha keeps sending and her old diary.

The story moves between past and present as Raksha narrates about her relationship with Harsh which was a bumpy ride. One day it was good and the other day it was stormy with shouting and crying. We get to know that Haritha was Harsh's first love. After they broke up due to Haritha's conservative parents, Harsh started dating plenty of girls. He was unable to love any other girl because his feelings for Haritha did not change. He went into a relationship with Raksha because she was the most beautiful girl in his college.

Although Raksha loved Harsha truly, all he gave her in return was an abusive and tormenting relationship. After some point of time, Raksha moved away from Harsh. However, when Harsh asked for her help in finding Haritha, she could not say no because she was still madly in love with him.

Finally, when Raksha and Harsh finds Haritha, both of their lives completely change. To know why and how they finally find Haritha, you have to read the book.

Here are some lines of the book that I really liked:

With or without him, I was going to be unhappy. Seven years had passed, and I was still stuck in the same boat with no wind in my sails.

We were made to fall apart. And then fall back together again. That was how we were portrayed. The mismatched couple.

If you can love him, you can also love someone else. All it shows is that you are capable of love. He's not the one. And he's proved it a million times. Move on or it'll only ruin you.

I'd been drowning, but where had he gone after promising me that he wouldn't let me drown?

The best thing about this book is the way the author had given life to the three characters. You can actually feel for the characters. I also liked the way the book ended, in a very realistic manner. It was not a forced happy ending. The narration is great and the book is very fast paced. I completed it in a day.

For me, it is a 4.5 out of 5 because of the author's brilliant portrayal of heartbreak and pain. Highly recommended! 

You can buy the book from the Juggernaut App which is available in both Android and iPhone.

I got a review copy from the publisher for an honest review. The opinions are my own. 

6 comments:

  1. Sounds like an interesting book!

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  2. Juggernaut App and the book. I think both are worth a try. Thanks for sharing

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  3. The quotes looks interesting. Nice review.

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  4. This seems to be quite interesting! Thanks for sharing dear :)

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  5. Looks like a good book.Your review makes it so appealing....

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