Title : You are the best wife
Author : Ajay Pandey
Pages : 240
Publisher : Srishti Publishers
Genre : Fiction
Cover : 4.5/5
Plot/Story : 4/5
Characterization : 4/5
Writing Style & Narration : 4/5
Presentation : 4.5/5
Overall : 4.5/5
Ajay believes in living for himself; Bhavna teaches him to live for others. Ajay is a planner for life; Bhavna makes him live in every moment. You are the Best Wife is a story of two people with contradictory ideologies who fall in love. It changes them for good. It changes the way they look at the world and the way the world looks at them. Until destiny reveals its plans. This is a true inspiring story of the author and his struggle with life, after his beloved wife left him halfway through their journey. But her last words, ‘you are the best husband’ gave him the strength to live on, and fulfil his promise of love. Told with frankness and doses of humor, this heart-warming tale of a boy and a girl who never gave up on their love in face of adversities, ends on a bittersweet and poignant note as Ajay comes to terms with the biggest lesson life has to offer.
Life is meant to be lived to the fullest and the only secret that can make you cross each and every hurdle that comes across your life is hidden in these two words, ‘Never Surrender.’ Every one faces some dark patches in their life. Some hide them in the darkest corner of their heart and lives with them forever, others pour them on paper and let turn them into immortals. ‘You are the best wife’ by Ajay K. Pandey is not actually a book to read but a book to feel. It’s a kind of a challenge to god that ‘yes you are the creator, you can take her back as well but I can create as well’. Ajay created her wife Bhavna back.
Now coming out of the hues of the story, let me do the work I was chosen for. The review work. Firstly the cover of the book tells you the basic theme of the book and the subtitle ‘A true love story’, grips you with it emotionally. Blurb talks a bit about the characters of the book, that is, Ajay and Bhavna and the situation they had suffered from.
Now coming to the story. Ajay being a debutant is did a great job in writing this book. His writing style is pretty good, not at all seems like someone is writing book for the first time or so. He uses little elements in the dialogue that touches heart. First few chapters lacks in comparison to the overall experience of the book because we are actually fad up of reading those college stories. But Ajay quickly comes out of that phase and tries to create a better image of Bhavna’s character in the mind of the reader.
Another thing that I loved about the book was that I had a presumption by watching the cover of the book that this book will have its major part about the struggle with life that means the detailing of the Bhavna’s tragedy but surprisingly, Ajay wasn’t in mood to break readers but focused more on the ‘liveliness of Bhavna’.
There are few points about the book that left me numb. First was the letter that Ajay wrote after his failed attempt in fetching a job and the reaction of Bhavna over it. Another point was, when Ajay gave a fictitious ending to the story for all those who believe in happy ending. That was the point when I literally chuckled on the irony of life. One more letter that I had to mention where I couldn’t control my tears at all was Ajay’s letter to Bhavna’s mother on behalf of Bhavna, after her death. These are only few of the magic moments of the book. There were many in the book.
Overall, this book is something that will take you on a journey which reveals many truths about life. I did learn one thing from this book that life is not about the number of years that you have lived; life is about the number of moments that you have enjoyed. Do read this book and let Bhavna live in your hearts forever.
P.S.: I have one rule in my life. When I love a book that I have read as a ‘review copy’, I do buy a copy of it and gift it to someone. I’ll buy few more copies this time.