REVIEW NO. – 13
NAME: Y? ME
PUBLICATION: FROG BOOKS
WRITING STYLE: 3.5/5
Life is unpredictable. When everything seems to be turning right, one incident happens and life gets shattered. Sindhuja, a finance professional and a chef by hobby can never forget the night when a stranger fired on her and changed her life forever. All the happiness of her life got transformed into a question and that question was Why me?
Y? Me shows the life of two individuals. First amongst them is Sindhuja who is a 26/11 survivor and want to run away from the nightmares caused by the incident of 26/11 which haunts her and resists her to live life normally and happily. The other one is the doctor Ranjit who is also trying to run away from the past and trying to escape somewhere where he can live with her love alone.
Both the characters have the different mind sets and that is also influenced by the things they are running from, ie, their past.
Why me? is surely different from any other book as it deals with the subject which was never realized or framed so importantly and beautifully before. It contains many flavor as sometimes it looks like a motivational book, sometimes romance, then thriller, suspense, it’s having everything in it.
- The character of Ranjit. His regular switching of moods does play as the positives for the storyline.
- The introduction of Aditi, gave new heights to the story.
- Classifying the story according to the seasons. It was like ‘seasons of life’. Loved the concept.
- The conclusion of the concept of Why me?
- Cover. (It misleads.)
- The third person perspective over the story (It confuses). It would be more interesting if the story was narrated through Sindhuja’s view.
- Story losses it’s pace in between and then picks up at very high speed in the end.
- Middle portion is very weak.
When I look at the cover, I thought that the story is about 26/11 only and the life of the victims after the event because cover doesn’t allow us to think anything else.
First few chapters deals with Sindhuja and his survival. That was OK. But when she leaves Mumbai and leaves to her uncle’s city and Ranjit got introduced, story picks up the pace and with that the attention of reader too.
Ranjit is such a powerful character for the story that he picks up the dullness created by Sindhuja and fills the joy flavor for the readers.
It keep on going nicely as the love develops between the characters but then after sometimes it again starts to go down. It seemed as if story is getting stretched as there’s nothing to conclude but when Ranjit’s past, Aditi got introduced, readers eyes again got widened.
Shribala managed to gave a healthy treat to her readers in the end of the novel. It seemed really different.
The theme is new, the storyline is interesting and Ranjit is adorable. Combining all of them proves to be a ‘Must Read’.