When you look back, most days in life seem ordinary, but there are some that change your life forever and remain etched in your memory.
- Finding Juliet
A lot of love stories for the valentine month and I hadn’t expected four in one love story plus few odd ones here and there in a single book.
Times are changing. The book that showed me that was:
Name: Finding Juliet
Publisher: Srishti Publishers
Description of Finding Juliet:
Arjun is a geek engineer with bad luck hovering over him in the department of love.
When his friend asks him about the past, Arjun divulges in his story of how lady luck shied away from him not once.
Then there is another part of his life with friends and parents he neglects every time a new girl walks into his life.
When that same girl walks out, he reverts back to his life support: Anjali.
It takes time for him to articulate his thoughts and understand what exactly is he searching for when everyone around him gives him the “Handbook of understanding women”.
Will he finally understand what his heart wants? Does the fate have something else planned for him?
My take on Finding Juliet:
There was a time when a single love story sufficed for a book and a person. The requirements to an exciting love story changed not in quality but with quantity. Triangle love stories turned into hexagon and octagon love stories. Now one-to-one stories with too many intersections and speed breakers make up for a “good” love story.
This book starts off on the same lines.
However, this book surprised me when it changed course and came to a stand still when it decided to become “The Handbook of understanding women and their behavior!”
That was kind of funny and at times infuriating. I was wondering, “Do girls really do that?”
If you think the book is coming to an end, you are in for a sweet surprise. The hero becomes a playboy. A geek is reborn as a flirt.
That is the moment when he witnesses that many men live a hollow life because of too much expectation from things that cannot and do not deliver.
The writing is simple, interesting and the grammatical mistakes are only present in dialogues giving it a colloquial touch rather than highlight itself as a mistake.
This book is for young adults and people who love “love stories”. I for one am not that much into them hence, if the book inspired me enough to make me read it completely, then that book is good enough read.
Overall I liked the book and I feel that it is a light read, good enough for a break read rather than a serious read.
I received a copy from Writersmelon in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.