When people ask me what this book is all about, I don’t know where to start. Yes, it’s a love story. Yes, it will strike a chord with the readers because of its simplicity and honesty radiating through the pages. Someone asked me the other day if it’s comparable to Eric Segal’s Love Story. Well no, it isn’t. As an unpublished author, I cannot vouch for it being as amazing as a classic. But what I can vouch for is that this story will remain with you, long after you’ve finished reading it.
The book is set partly in Mumbai, and partly in the US. I chose cities that spoke volumes of the main characters’ ambitions, careers and fast paced lives. The main characters, Krish and Avantika, who, true to their twenty-first century upbringing are still finding a place for themselves in life, and like any struggle, it’s not an easy one. Love is something they encounter along the way, not having planned it.
A book that explores themes of ambition and values, but mostly of love and family, it’s something you have to read to understand why the story’s special. From the innocence of yet-another-Friday-night-date blooming into an epic romance, as Avantika and Krish go through life, as they know it (NOT), this story promises to touch you and haunt you at the same time.
The story isn’t about eternal love. But it is about hope which exists where there is love. It is about growing up and facing our demons along the way. It is about love which lives on despite its flaws and imperfections. It is about whether our twenty year old dreams matter in the face of a twenty second adversity. It is about a girls’ journey to find her prince charming just Like Krish loves Avantika.