BOOK REVIEW OF NOT YET
By ANSHUMA SHARMA
Paperback: 96 pages
Publisher: PETALS PUBLISHERS (2016)
Aamanda wade is in a happy space with her best friends Rohan and Aaliyah enjoying the little pleasures of life when a storm called Sahil decides to create havoc in their lives. Worse the storm brings along Arjun as an antidote to the damage caused. But Arjun himself is damaged. This is the journey of Aamanda whose dark secrets shall unfold in a court room. Will Aamanda survive the storm, or will it destroy her life? Will Arjun damage her, get damaged or save her from destruction? Will justice serve or get delayed?
The title NOT YET already gives us a hint that something is not over. It’s yet to be completed. Anshuma Sharma takes this opportunity to weave a beautiful plot which will persuade the readers to read till the very end to get the answer of
‘WHAT IS YET TO BE COMPLETED?’
The opening scene will make every reader to turn the pages till the very end.
On one side, we have the opposition saying,” That either, you have accused the wrong person or brought to court something that never happened”.
And on the other, Miss Amanda Wade says, “It happened”, croaking out in fury.
The entire design of the first scene by the author brings out the thrilling factor of the plot.
Apart from thrills, we also find tinges of friendship, love, trust, hatred and deception in the plot.
The mention of-
“I, I’ll get by
I, I’ll survive
When the world is crashing down
When I fall and hit the ground
I will turn myself around
Don’t you try to stop me
I won’t cry”
Highlights the aspect of self esteem and self confidence too.
Each and every character was very interesting. Amanda, Rohan, Aaliyah, Sahil and Arjun were just brilliant. An extra credit goes to the characterization of Arjun. I loved the twist which was brought about in the story through him.
On a negative note, I felt that the plot becomes shallow at times. For instance, where it is said,” I don’t blame you, Arjun. But until the case is over, this is probably the only thing you’ll be to us”
May be it could be made more dramatic and tingling.
Nevertheless, it was an awesome experience journeying with NOT YET.
4 stars out of 5.
Originality of the plots and sub plots- 8/10.
Net emotions in the story- 7/10
Usage of words and phrases- 8/10
The title, cover and illustrations- 9/10
The net impact on the readers- 8/10
On a positive note, the book is like a film where every page moves like a slide, in front of our eyes. Every page will compel you to move to the next.
KUDOS TO ANSHUMA SHARMA