Title : The Girl Who Knew Too Much
Author : Vikrant Khanna
Genre : Romance + Mystery
Length : 213 pages
Price : Rs 175/-
Publishers : Penguin Random House India
Format : Paperback, Kindle edition.
This book is provided by Arudhaa club in exchange of a genuine review.
Can true love bring someone back from the dead?Akshara is left devastated by her mother’s death and spends most of her time in solitude at the local park. One day, as she is sobbing uncontrollably, a young man named Harry approaches her. They become friends and Harry recounts to her a story about the miraculous reunion of a young woman and her dead boyfriend to help ease some of her pain. The story makes Akshara hopeful that she can perhaps see her dead mother again. But she soon realizes that Harry isn’t what he seems to be. Even the characters in his story seem dubious, almost unreal. So what is he hiding? And why? Is there any truth to his story at all?In this darkly suspenseful romance mystery, Akshara is left facing a truth that will make her doubt not just Harry but herself as well . . .
About the book :
The book opens up with the story of Akshara, a girl of 13 years old who lost her mom recently. She sobs continuously at the thought of her mom, when Harvinder aka Harry lends his helping hands to her and make her believe that she can get her mom back. Then Harry narrates a fantasy story to make Akshara believe that miracles do happen. The story which Harry narrates is about Sahiba and her lover Siddharth. He also says Akshara about how they overcame the fate that was destined for them. Also this story infuses Akshara with a hope that she would get her mother back to her. But eventually she accuses everything as her imagination and she not only dismisses the story told by Harry but also she concludes that even Harry was an imagination. And the story further moves on with the answers for how Sahibha tackled her destiny?whether Akshara got her mother back? Also who is Harvinder?
The pleasant color combination of light blue, pink and white on the cover page makes the color look attractive. The mysterious title and the alluring cover with a detailed blurb can make anyone to prefer this book. I couldn’t take my eyes off the cove page.
The author has weaved a unique plot which makes the book an interesting read. The book really started up well but after some pages, the story seemed dragging to some extent since Sahibha and Sidhu were given utmost attention which made some chapters boring. But the twists and turns were unexpected and they almost shocked me. The book was not just a combination of mystery and romance but also it dealth well with heartbreak, karma, afterlife, parental care, psychology etc. The author hooked the readers with the book using his first person narration. The characterisation of Sahibha, her faith in love and the character of Akshara is still close to my heart. The simple words and the fast paced narration made it an immediate page turner inspite of the speed breaking chapters in the middle. Also the afterlife happenings should have been spiced up with emotions but the author has tried it in a comical way which makes the concept faraway from reality. The book also makes the readers to believe in miracles and automatically infuses our mind to perform good deeds. Though this book failed to meet my expectations which I built after reading the blurb, it’s still a great book to give break from regular romance and also it makes the readers to realise the value of life.
Cover : 5 / 5
Title justification : 4 / 5
Blurb : 5 / 5
Plot : 4 / 5
Narration : 4 / 5
Language : 4.5 / 5
Overall rating : 4 / 5
Amazon link :
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