BOOK REVIEW OF- Just for You
By- Rahul Saini
· Format: Kindle Edition
· File Size: 894 KB
· Print Length: 255 pages
· Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0143421425
· Publisher: Penguin Metro Reads (1 August 2014)
· Sold by: Amazon Asia-Pacific Holdings Private Limited
· Language: English
THE PLOT IN BRIEF-
When you love someone, what’s there to prove?
It looks like life is teaching Rohit a lesson. His publishing deals, his relationships, even his job—nothing seems to be working out. To make matters worse, Karan is still trying his best to ruin him as a writer. But when Nisha leaves him, it’s the ultimate blow.
To win her back Rohit must prove he loves her enough to do things that matter to her: like helping Tara find a publisher. As Rohit takes control of his life, he begins to find things slowly changing for the better for him too.
But will Nisha be happy with that? Will she come back to him?
Just for You is an adorable, bittersweet story about love and its responsibilities.
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 title beautifully describes the sacrifice, love, protection and admiration which a person offers to his lover. As the holy Bible says Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, and always perseveres. Just for you deals with seeking emotions. If you hold back on the emotions–if you don’t allow yourself to go all the way through them–you can never get to being detached, you’re too busy being afraid. You’re afraid of the pain, you’re afraid of the grief. You’re afraid of the vulnerability that loving entails. But by throwing yourself into these emotions, by allowing yourself to dive in, all the way, over your heard even, you experience them fully and completely. Genuine love is rarely an emotional space where needs are instantly gratified. To know love we have to invest time and commitment; dreaming that love will save us, solve all our problems or provide a steady state of bliss or security only keeps us stuck in wishful fantasy, undermining the real power of the love — which is to transform us. Many people want love to function like a drug, giving them an immediate and sustained high. They want to do nothing, just passively receive the good feeling. Love is only a function of YOU.
REVIEW OF THE BOOK-
Although the main theme of the plot remains as Love, a beautiful sub plot about corruption was created by the author keeping writing as the backdrop. The mistake you make, don’t you see,is in thinking one can live in a corrupt society without being corrupt oneself. After all, what do you achieve by refusing to make money? You’re trying to behave as though one could stand right outside our economic system. But one can’t. One’s got to change the system, or one changes nothing. One can’t put things right in a hole-and-corner way, if you take my meaning. Just like fame, Truth is not cheap. Yet both are worth more than all the gold in the world. But what is fame, if there is no truth? And what is truth, if there is no fame? Both are worth fighting for — because one without the other would be hell.
The book beautifully portrays emotions from various aspect of a person. There is a relationship between the eye contacts we make and the perceptions that we create in our heads, a relationship between the sound of another’s voice and the emotions that we feel in our hearts, a relationship between our movements in space all around us and the magnetic pulls we can create between others and ourselves. All of these things make up the magic of every ordinary day and if we are able to live in this magic, to feel and to dwell in it, we will find ourselves living with magic every day. These are the white spaces in life, the spaces in between the written lines, the cracks in which the sunlight filters into. Some of us swim in the overflowing of the wine glass of life, we stand and blink our eyes in the sunlight reaching unseen places, we know where to find the white spaces, and we live in magic.
All the three characters Rohit,Jeet and Karunalong with Nisha was presented with context to the plot. People like to say love is unconditional, but it’s not, and even if it was unconditional, it’s still never free. There’s always an expectation attached. They always want something in return. Like they want you to be happy or whatever and that make you automatically responsible for their happiness because they won’t be happy unless you are.
We also encounter the bitter taste of relationship too. The problem about cutting out the best of your heart and giving it to people, is that 1. It hurts to do that; and 2. You never know if they are going to throw it away or not. But then you should still do it. Because any other way is cowardice. At the end of the day, it’s about being brave and we are only haunted by the ghosts that we trap within ourselves; we are not haunted by the ghosts that we let out. We are haunted by the ghosts that we cover and hide. So you let those ghosts out in that best piece of your heart that you give to someone. And if the other person throws it away? Or doesn’t want it to begin with? Someone else will come along one day, cut out from his/her heart that exact same jagged shape that you cut out of your own heart, and make their piece of heart fit into the rest of yours. Wait for that person. And you can fill their missing piece with your soul.
YOU SHOULD READ THIS BECAUSE–
1. THE BEAUTIFUL CHARECTERIZATION OF ALL THE CHARACTERS.
2. THE SWEET AND SOUR VIEWS OF LOVE
3. THE PORTRAYAL OF CORRUPTNESS IN THE WRITING INDUSTRY.
Overall I would like to rate the book 41 on a scale of 50.
4 stars out of 5
1. Originality of the plot and sub plots- 8/10
2. Net emotions in the story- 8/10
3. Usage of words and phrases-8/10
4. The title, cover and the illustration-8/10
5. The net impact on the readers- 9/10
Rahul Saini is the bestselling author of four hugely popular novels- Those Small Lil Things, Just Like in the Movies, The Orange Hangover and Paperback Dreams.
Formerly an architect, he has a keen interest in photography, filmmaking and fine arts. Currently, he serves as a visiting faculty member for an art and design programme at a prestigious university in India. He takes an active interest in the welfare of his students.
From the small Punjabi town of Jalandhar, he is a high-spirited young man who spends much of his time travelling, mostly to parts of Himachal Pradesh. He loves spending time with his family and friends.