Take One More Chance

TOMC

As a reader, I read all kinds of fiction books…..I find solace in them. They are never boring, as each one of them has a different story to tell. I read books with – a message, a teaching, a thrilling plot, Science fiction, mythological, history related, about fashion,  fun & light books, and the list goes on….

I had been planning to write about my books experiences from quite some time. Finally I have decided to start with it. I had picked up “Take One More Chance” by Shria Garg, when I read that it is written by a 16 year old. I wanted to find out what she wanted to say & how she said it. And so I ordered the book from Flipkart & finished reading it yesterday.

This book is about a 25 year old accountant, Naina. She hates her job, is outspoken, and has a scalding tongue and unbeatable sarcasm & is protective over her siblings, cousins & best friend.

The story is all about her quest to not oblige with her father’s wishes of settling down in life with an arranged marriage & her determination to find love in 6 months, failing which she has to bow down before her father’s wishes. And in a hilarious turn of events, which includes creating lists of potential suitors with her best friend Vandana, dating them one by one (with the underlying agenda of falling in love) & the subsequent trips to hospital, Naina finally manages to find her Prince Charming.

While the book is light & humorous and an easy read, the author highlights, in a subtle way, the relationship shared between siblings & cousins living under the same roof – they may fight with each other at every chance they get, but if an outsider takes a pick on them, they are out to defend each other with their lives.

The author, very tactfully, has also highlighted the issue of child labour, without being too preachy about it. She points out how a small step by one person can make a big difference.

The plot of the book is quite predictable, however the writing style is what took the scale up. The sentences were short & crisp. And coming from a 16 year old, it is commendable.

Overall, the book was fun & a pleasant read. 🙂

This review has been submitted as a part of my Indian Quills Challenge 2013 (read about the challenge here)

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