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Dying to Live: Part 2 of Teen Trilogy Kindle Edition
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About the Author:
Monisha K. Gumber is the author of a newly released teen book called Sick of Being Healthy that received an unexpectedly high positive response from the kids all over India as well as Bahrain where she lives with her husband and two children. Surprised by the warmth and support from her so many readers, she realised that Indian teens still don’t have feel-good contemporary stories that they could relate to. Yes, there are romance novels and English classics and even fun books like the Wimpy Kid series but most books meant for teens end up being a lecture on Moral Science. Monisha does not think there is anything wrong in those, but that’s just not her style.
Monisha wants to write books that are entertaining and yet make a difference in the lives of kids who are under more pressure than ever before. So, this second book in the series, called Dying to Live, is an attempt to talk about a burning problem of youth suicide and how millions of students succumb to the pressure of ever-increasing expectations from well-meaning parents and teachers. The book has a light undertone but the lessons inside are serious and hopefully profound.
Being the daughter of a retired army officer, she is greatly influenced by the great Indian Army and her books reflect that. She won many National- and State-level drawing competitions as a student and went on to do the usual MBA. She has many years of corporate experience in the field of Marketing and HR but is now gradually giving it all up to pursue her new love – writing. She wishes to be loved as a writer who has a sense of humour but still writes meaningful stories. Monisha is also passionate about alternative healing and wishes true health and happiness for all.She has a growing community of more than a hundred thousand online followers and you can check out her popular videos, pictures and posts on facebook.
- Word Wise : Enabled
- File size : 10151 KB
- Print length : 242 pages
- Publisher : Leadstart Publishing Pvt Ltd (22 November 2017)
- ASIN : B077PNJNDW
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Language: : English
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Best Sellers Rank: #199,696 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Blurb - 4/5
Cover - 3/5
Title - 5/5
Plot - 5/5
Narration - 5/5
Overall - 4.5/5
This novel has a number of illustrations, quotations and teachings and a poem in the end. Author has again tried to attract the teenager girls as an audience. She has again explained the problems faced by teenage girls in this novel just like the first part ‘Sick of being healthy’.
The story revolves around megha and describes her life experiences. A jolly, all-rounder, intelligent, sporty and confident girl who was a star student in her class has to deal with problems back to back and it affects her academics as well as her performance in water, did I tell you that she is a state level champion in swimming. She breaks apart and tried to end her life but fails. Now after that, she was sent to her grandmother who volunteers to change and shape Megha’s character and make her that confident sportsperson again. After this episode novel becomes slightly boring. The old charm of the novel gets lost after this episode and in my opinion, this novel fails to reach the expectations of readers which we form after reading it’s first part.
The novel is written in an easy and understandable manner. The narration is interesting and the illustrations in the book make it easy to read in one go. The cover of the book is really catchy with a picture of a girl diving into the swimming pool. The book was interesting and boring too. So from my side, this book is a good 2.5 stars.
Megha is the all rounder in the school, always first in class, parts of a sports team and other extracurricular activities.
But Megha's personal life is not all rainbows and unicorns.
Her parents are always arguing, she finds herself in an unhealthy relationship and all the school work is taking a toll on her mental health.
Megha needs to learn how to find peace of mind and love for herself before it'stoo late.
Dying To Live is a fictional novel by Monisha K. Gumber.
This book was a little bit disappointing compared to the first one.
Although I'm fond of the message passed through this book, it was mundane and boring, and the writing was average.
I did not like Megha because of her snobbish attitude and her lack of compassion for other people's feelings.
But she's also in high school during this point, and it's something to be expected from some high schoolers.
All the other characters again we're just average with conflicting emotions that left me very confused. The only consistent character was the father.
This is more of a self help when it comes to the second part of the story which I liked because that part actually provides some insight into how to be self aware and deal with emotions.
However, there was one point where I would have DNF'd the book.
She was asked to forget about the abuse, forgive him and move on?? What are we teaching women??
But I was glad at the end she took the stand for herself rather than listening to a ridiculous advise like this.
The book overall was ok, but could have been written better. 🦄🦄🦄
What I liked about the book:
-> The obvious flaws in almost all main as well as side characters
-> How broken relationships of parents impact children and teenagers
-> How most parents put pressure on their children to be best at everything instead of teaching them to focus on one thing they can be the best at
-> The way physical abuse in a relationship is normalised and why it shouldn’t be
-> The bits of humour added from the point of view of a teenager
-> The doodles of all characters and various scenes which broke the monotony of reading just text
What I didn’t like about the book
-> Almost predictable in most parts
-> Very less focus on other characters (like the protagonist’s parents, her grandmother,etc)
Quotable quotes :
-> At first opposites attract but later, opposites attack.
-> When you see a handsome hunk in orange singing bhajans with an American accent – you can’t be blamed for joining the spiritual movement.
->Momager – a mom who is also your manager.
->If you are still intrigued, please go on Wikipedia and spare me
->There should be a law against grown-ups discussing their relationships with their children.
->If you are an Indian student you belong to the breed that doesn’t let go of any opportunity to make it to their teacher’s imaginary list of ‘good children’.
->Who would believe that a person could be tired of winning all the time? What We don’t realise is that even if you get tired of winning, you still don’t ever want to fail.
->Unless you actually get down to work, you will create nothing but doubts in your mind about your own abilities.
->Seeking help doesn’t make you weak, but admitting that you need it, is a sure sign of strength
->Death is not the greatest loss. The greatest loss is what dies inside you while you’re still alive.
->If get too used to winning,failure is the best thing that can happen to you
->Happily ever after does not mean together.
->Scarred tissue is stronger than regular tissue
->When you are older and on your own – whether you were a prom queen or a class monitor or the most popular girl in school – it has got nothing to do with how well you will do in life. And how well you do in life has nothing to do with how successful you are.
All in all a good read,recommended for teenagers and parents alike!