BOOK REVIEW OF- The Way She Loved
BY NITIN KUMAR
Paperback: 194 pages
Publisher: Notion Press; First edition (2016)
A BRIEF OVERVIEW-
Every relationship has ups and downs. But, only those relationships that sustain separation and pain will stand the test of time. Ayush, a small town boy, falls in love with Arpita who is older than him and already has a boyfriend. After much struggle, he succeeds in getting into a relationship with her. They fall in love but end up going their separate ways. Ayush is deeply affected by the breakup and is plagued by unanswered questions. What were the reasons behind Arpita’s change in behaviour? Did she really love him? Would he learn to live with the pain? Does Ayush come to understand The Way She Loved?
REVIEW OF THE BOOK-
“We’re all seeking that special person who is right for us. But if you’ve been through enough relationships, you begin to suspect there’s no right person, just different flavours of wrong. Why is this? Because you yourself are wrong in some way, and you seek out partners who are wrong in some complementary way. But it takes a lot of living to grow fully into your own wrongness. And it isn’t until you finally run up against your deepest demons, your unsolvable problems—the ones that make you truly who you are—that we’re ready to find a lifelong mate. Only then do you finally know what you’re looking for. You’re looking for the wrong person. But not just any wrong person: it’s got to be the right wrong person—someone you lovingly gaze upon and think, “This is the problem I want to have.”
It is true that at times we are desperate to plunge into a relationship. Just like Ayush, we literally fight to get into a relationship. But have we ever wondered will that relationship be compatible or not? And what about Arpita? Did she break up just for the sake of doing so? Or are there any incompatibility factors which prevailed amongst them?
The way she loved is not the way he wanted to be loved? A Simple love stories which will make you feel lively. The journey of Ayush and Arpita is very common; perhaps it’s one of the most common problem which we face in this age. A sweet romantic tale which will make you feel that everything happens for a reason, it is us who should extract the positive cause and motive behind it
WHY SHOULD YOU READ THE BOOK?
THE BEAUTIFUL RELATIONSHIP PLOT
THE CHARECTARIZATION OF BOTH AYUSH AND ARPITA
THE MESSAGE BEHIND THE PLOT
Apart from a few editing error, the entire script was too good to describe in words. But trust me, the errors are negligible to the huge efforts the author took to craft the plot.
THE FAVOURITE REFERENCE-
The avenue description which elaborates “I had engraved
two A’s with heart symbol on the tree, once when I was waiting for Arpita.”
THE FAVOURITE QUOTE-
‘A frosted background of clouds was moving gently behind her curly hairs… … …’
Overall I would like to rate the book 42 on a scale of 50.
4 stars out of 5
Originality of the plot and sub plots- 8/10
Net emotions in the story- 8.5/10
Usage of words and phrases-8/10
The title, cover and the illustration-8.5/10
The net impact on the readers- 9/10
I really liked the link between relationship and breakup long with pain acting as a catalyst
“When we’re incomplete, we’re always searching for somebody to complete us. When, after a few years or a few months of a relationship, we find that we’re still unfulfilled, we blame our partners and take up with somebody more promising. This can go on and on–series polygamy–until we admit that while a partner can add sweet dimensions to our lives, we, each of us, are responsible for our own fulfilment. Nobody else can provide it for us, and to believe otherwise is to delude ourselves dangerously and to program for eventual failure every relationship we enter.”
KUDOS TO NITIN KUMAR