BOOK REVIEW OF- Thank you Love
Paperback: 150 pages
Publisher: HALF BAKED BEANS; First Edition (2016)
A BRIEF OVERVIEW-
“Thank You Love” “…yes, I said, everything in life is uncertain, and it speaks the same.” All human energy comes from that one thought. All the pain that we bear and the joys that we celebrate are the results of our thoughts at any moment. Strange isn’t it? When Akshita was making her choices, Rayan made his. He refused to get over her and chose to own her absence in his heart and mind. Thank You Love describes how sitting on the floor in silence changed the world of “Rayan”. He realized that love is not something that happens between two people; instead it’s an enduring quality within people. He realized that love is not something that you do, but is the way you are. He re-moulds one of the most important event of his life into a spark, re-channelizes it and heads towards something that would later change the course of his life.
“Watching you walk out of my life does not make me bitter or cynical about love. But rather makes me realize that if I wanted so much to be with the wrong person how beautiful it will be when the right one comes along.”
We say Thank you usually to someone who helps us when we are in need. Isn’t it so? And as suggested by the title, love itself helps us here, So THANK YOU LOVE.
Break up, the word we are most afraid of. The word which somehow haunts us before we fall for a relationship. The author has beautifully used this word to spin his tale around Rayan and Akshita. We get a beautiful image of both relationships and breakup in this book. For instance akshita’s,” aw, baby, you look adorable when you are irritated” to “Rayan, I am bored of you” we find a glimpse of friendship, love, trust, celebration, break up, hurt, tears and loads of emotions entangled around.
All the characters’ Akshita, Rayan, Riya, Aditi, Shivai were beautifully crafted and well timed. To be very precise, I loved the character of Rayan.
But Thank you love does not only deal with emotions. It teaches you or rather motivates you how to fight it. We get a vivid description of the Chakra or the energy points of our subtle body. It is said that if we harvest those points, we achieve peace, energy, courage and hope.
Can Rayan sort out his life by cultivating the nodal points? Or will he surrender to life? What happens to Akshita? Does love dominates or break up?
Read the entire plot to discover yourself.
THE MOTIVATION BROUGHT ABOUT BY THE STORY
The THANK YOU factor
The characterization of Akshita and Rayan
I think the author could have made the breakup more emotional and sentimental. Throughout the book, I felt that the plot needed a bit more emotions to it.
THE FAVOURITE REFERENCE-
The Loyalty-bravery-trust message.” loyalty and devotion lead to bravery. Bravery leads to the spirit of self sacrifice. The spirit of self sacrifice creates trust in the power of love.”
THE FAVOURITE QUOTE-
“Akshita, one day you will look back to find me, where you left me and you will find shattered pieces of the broken promises you made lying on the ground but I won’t be found, I promise.”
Overall I would like to rate the book 40 on a scale of 50.
4 stars out of 5
Originality of the plot and sub plots- 8/10
Net emotions in the story- 7.5/10
Usage of words and phrases-8/10
The title, cover and the illustration-8.5/10
The net impact on the readers- 8/10
Overall, I enjoyed this motivational love journey throughout the book.
“The brightest future will always be based on a forgotten past, you can’t go on well in life until you let go of your past failures and heartaches.”
KUDOS TO AYUSH GUPTA