The Reason is You Paperback – 16 February 2019
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- Paperback : 244 pages
- ISBN-10 : 9353026695
- ISBN-13 : 978-9353026691
- Dimensions : 13.46 x 1.52 x 19.56 cm
- Item Weight : 500 g
- Publisher : HarperCollins India; 1st edition (16 February 2019)
- Language: : English
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It's an interesting story, engaging, rightly paced and beautifully articulated in lovely prose.
I honestly think the writer did justice to the character Akriti because the incidents she made it happen evoke all kinds of feelings you needed to feel; annoyance, disgust, anger, sympathy, understanding, compassion, and acceptance. The feelings you'd have felt had it been a real-life situation you were a part of.
There were moments like 'What the, what the actual fl*wer!, Finally! , Finally! 2.0, Hahaha, Can we bury this person already?, Okay, I officially hate white rose now' moments and I enjoyed the book.
It is not just a simple story of how emotions play with our behavior, it delves deep into human psyche and brings out the raw emotions of us, of what makes us human. The story deals with the concept of mental health and depression, of how certain events in our lives have the power to completely alter our lives as we know them. It is also a story of how important it is to have a support system-family & friends and how asking for help is a better option. However, it also touches upon the fact that people why need professional help should not shy away from it.
Another topic it touches upon is the fragile concept of second chances. The story of Siddhant, Akriti and Maahi, all are based on second chances that they gave to life and to the people they love.
The characters are tightly woven and convey the message very sharply. While reading the book, you can imagine Siddhant talking to Akriti, assuring her, dealing with different emotions, fighting emotions. You can almost feel the pain of Akriti, her pang of sadness and her change of behavior through out the story. Last but not the least, Maahi and Priyesh are the characters that bring the story home. It is them who make the story truly life like.
P.S. the character of Akriti’s mother is a complete surprise.
All in all, a wonderful read.
Author- Nikita Singh
"We’re born with millions of little lights shining in the dark And they show us the way One lights up Every time you feel the love in your heart One dies when it moves away ‘All the Little Lights.'
The story is a plotting of three simple characters Akriti, siddhant, and Maahi and how the love triangle devasted everything between them. Although Akriti's character was one of my favorites. She had suffered from a lot more she deserved which made my eyes sink in tears.
I have been waiting to read the book for a while and I enjoyed reading it too. I fell in love with Siddhant. He's a thorough gentleman. It's very rare to read a book from male's perspective that doesn't portray women as the object of lust. While I could understand akriti, I couldn't really sympathise with her. Because her background was not established thoroughly and all we could gather about her was from her conversations and not direct instances, I couldn't really feel for her. Depression is a serious issue, I understand. I have been there, done that. There were days where getting out of the bed seemed impossible, where all I had wanted to do was to just lay in bed and stare in darkness... so I could see myself in akriti's shoes. But many situations are highly exaggerated and I found akriti unreasonable. Her behaviour is mostly based on stereotypes when in reality it's different. Almost three fourth of the book is consumed to describe her condition and behaviour while her recovery is not well written. Many of the problems in the book could have been resolved if she and Siddhant had a real conversation or if she had consulted a therapist soon. The reason she doesn't consult one isn't justified. For those who haven't read every time it rains and like a love song, Maahi's characterisation may seem weak. The author could have could have given her more depth. She has been a favourite character of mine, and I was happy for her happy ending.
The language employed by the author is simple and easy. Her writing style is smooth and the pace ia moderate. Unlike the author's other works, it doesn't take to take pace. The title seemed a little off. The cover is gorgeous and attractive.
Overall a light read.
Plot : 3.75/5
Title : 3/5
Cover : 4/5
Language : 4/5
Overall : 3.8/5
At first, i felt bad for Akriti but then, depression is a sickness and mental health is not a joke;kudos for Siddhanth for being patient and helping her but it was at the cost of his own sanity.
I loved this book for various reasons and looking forward to the author writing more such stories that would make a reader think from another perspective