Top positive review
Engaging story focussing on mental illness
Reviewed in India on 4 May 2019
I am really spellbound after reading this amazing book. It is an emotional roller coaster ride, which is both gripping and overwhelming. The book talks about suicide, mental illness, depression, loss, trust and many more things.
The emotional Turmoil, the anxiety, the insecurities and hopes of Ankita, along with lots of life lessons which she got, is something that everyone can correlate to. I like the way her messed up and obsessive thoughts are mentioned in the book. Breaking down the stigma around mental health, this book helps us see mental illness from the perspective of the person that suffers with it day in and day out.
The character of Ankita is very-well developed, but the other characters, especially Vaibhav, seemed vaguely developed. Also, the narration is not much smooth, as the book gets boring somewhere in the middle.
The ending of the story is uplifting and shows how severe mental illness can be treated. The book demonstrates how by changing our thoughts, we can change our life itself. The author has written various words of wisdom, in the form of Ankita's Life's Little Notes, which made the book much more engaging.