Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Cheer up! The worst is yet to come by Ila Garg: a review

When life says cheer up that means the worst is yet to come. Debutante author Ila Garg has portrayed this message in her novel and that too beautifully. The catchy cover and the vibrant title will definitely turn heads and become an instant hit among all the readers. The reader friendly size of the book also acts as a positive point.

On the back cover - Ishani, a young, pretty and multi-talented girl with a carefree attitude, lives in a world of her own. A girl with small, little dreams; she carries a happy-go-lucky nature. Always surrounded by friends, she loves to help people and is a quick learner. When she gradually tries to find a place in this messed up world, everyone around her starts to lure her, as she trusts easily and can't discriminate between right and wrong. She often falls for masked personalities and camouflaged individuals but it is life, right? It has its own ways to teach its disciples. She makes efforts to bring a smile on every face and wishes someone would do the same for her. Things come to a halt when she falls in love with an over-possessive guy, Abhay. They part and they meet again. In the meantime, she forms a bond with another girl. Her sole respite is her best friend, Armaan, but then, she has already been hurt, deceived and broken beyond repair. This book is all about her journey of love and friendship; a story of innocence, guilt, pleasure, mistakes, break-ups, success, failure and frustration. Can a completely broken girl emerge as a winner at the end? Will she be able to unveil the masks? What does it take to judge right from wrong? What surprises life holds in its box for her? Is it ever going to be easy for her to choose or will she continue to stay in her dilemmas?

The main prospective of this story is to show how to retain the hope alive even in the toughest situation. After reading this book the readers will definitely learn a lot from the struggle of the protagonist. I would also like to term it to be an inspiriting book.

The story is about a girl named Ishani. From the very beginning of the book the authoress had shown that Ishani is a happy go lucky girl who seemed to enjoy her days in college with her new found friends until Abhay enters into the story and changes everything.

Simple is the only word that can describe the narrating style of this author. From describing the characters to describing the scenes, everything had a flavor of a similar innocence throughout. The innocence in it also gave rise to a certain flow of the book, making it interesting to read.

The readers might feel that the story line could have been articulated in a better way or scenes could have been written in a more framed way. Though all the efforts made by the authoress are visible, I would’ve loved it if it were presented in any other way. All in all, I would like to rate it 3.75 out of 5 waiting for more to come from the authoress.

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