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BOOK REVIEW OF: The Girl Who Knew Too Much
By- VIKRANT KHANNA
Paperback: 224 pages
Publisher: Penguin Random House India (14 April 2017)
Product Dimensions: 19.4 x 12.6 x 1.2 cm
THE PLOT IN BRIEF-
Can true love bring someone back from the dead? Akshara is left devastated by her mother’s death and spends most of her time in solitude at the local park. One day, as she is sobbing uncontrollably, a young man named Harry approaches her. They become friends and Harry recounts to her a story about the miraculous reunion of a young woman and her dead boyfriend to help ease some of her pain. The story makes Akshara hopeful that she can perhaps see her dead mother again. But she soon realizes that Harry isn’t what he seems to be. Even the characters in his story seem dubious, almost unreal. So what is he hiding? And why? Is there any truth to his story at all? In this darkly suspenseful romance mystery, Akshara is left facing a truth that will make her doubt not just Harry but herself as well . . .
The title is perfect and very apt for the book. We have to allow ourselves to be loved by the people who really love us, the people who really matter. Too much of the time, we are blinded by our own pursuits of people to love us, people that don’t even matter, while all that time we waste and the people who do love us have to stand on the sidewalk and watch us beg in the streets! It’s time to put an end to this. It’s time for us to let ourselves be loved. The girl who knew too much creates an environment of romance and suspicion at the same time. There is a hint of lost love in the title as it says-What if the Loved One You Lost Were to Come Back? I think anyone who opened their heart enough to love without restraint and subsequently were devastated by loss knows that in that moment you are forever changed; a apart of you is no longer whole. Some will never again love with that level of abandon where life is perceived as innocent and the threat of loss seems implausible. Love and loss, therefore, are linked. Overall the title with the cover page is an awesome combination to start with.
REVIEW OF THE BOOK-
They say true love only comes around once and you have to hold out and be strong until then. I have been waiting. I have been searching. I am a man under the moon, walking the streets of earth until dawn. There’s got to be someone for me. It’s not too much to ask. Just someone to be with. Someone to love. Someone to give everything to. Someone. Akshara’s character is very vividly portrayed through the entire plot.
Hope plays as a major aspect of the plot. The book made me believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge. That myth is more potent than history. That dreams are more powerful than facts. Those hope always triumphs over experience. That laughter is the only cure for grief. And I believe that love is stronger than death. I have come to accept the feeling of not knowing where I am going. And I have trained myself to love it. Because it is only when we are suspended in mid-air with no landing in sight, that we force our wings to unravel and alas begin our flight. And as we fly, we still may not know where we are going to. But the miracle is in the unfolding of the wings. You may not know where you’re going, but you know that so long as you spread your wings, the winds will carry you.
But the amalgamation the hope with lie or doubt was brilliant. The characterization pf Harry and the way the author has projected the themes of suspense, darkness and gloominess through him is absolutely fantastic. A story is not always a lie. Some stories are truer than truth to such an extent that it sounds like something liars made up to tell people who found them out.
Its true that we do not just love the person…we needed him. Not in some desperate “you complete me” sort of way. No, the person does not make us whole. He improves us. Something about that person—something we don’t understand—had a way of amplifying the good in our nature while muting the bad. He acts as a catalyst for our soul. We do not need him in order to exist…we needed him in order to be a better us.
But what happens with Akshara and harry? Where do all the factors- love, hope and lie amalgamate? What happens to the characters? Moreover what are the dark secrets behind the story Harry said? To explore the details please order the book from
YOU SHOULD READ THIS BECAUSE-
THE BEAUTIFUL AMALGAMATION OF SUSPENSE WITH EMOTIONS.
THE BEAUTIFUL CHATACTERISATION OF BOTH AKSHARA AND HARRY.
THE TITLE, THE COVER AND THE BLURB WERE OUTSTANDING AND UNIQUE
Overall I would like to rate the book 46 on a scale of 50.
4 stars out of 5
Originality of the plot and sub plots- 9/10
Net emotions in the story- 9.5/10
Usage of words and phrases-9/10
The title, cover and the illustration-9.5/10
The net impact on the readers- 9/10
KUDOS TO VIKRANT- It was really a beautiful plot.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Vikrant Khanna is a captain in the Merchant Navy. He is the bestselling author of Secretly Yours, When Life Tricked Me and Love Lasts Forever. Apart from writing, he is fond of composing songs and playing the guitar. He lives in New Delhi.