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Reviewed in India on 6 December 2019
Just completed reading Preeti Shenoy's Life is What You Make It. A good read.
The title cover of the book says that this is a story of love, hope and how determination can overcome even destiny. However, after reading the book I realized that this is not the prime essence of the story. Of course, there is love, hope and determination in the overall context of the story.

But the main take away to me was this: No matter how high we fly, how great we feel about our capacity, abilities and skill, our life can always take an unexpected turn when we least expect it. Sometimes, what we lack at this point of time is to objectively analyse it and succumbs to the aftermath. In this case, it was a sudden appearance of her mental ailment that went unnoticed and almost took the life of Ankita. It sometimes takes an effort to trust and learn from someone (here Dr. Madhusudhan), and once we embrace it and deeply acknowledges that, we can see numerous choices revealing to ourselves.

Life is not what is ordinarily happening, but what we can see and make out of it when adversities hit us. This is a more meaningful elaboration of the title in context to the story.

Verdict: A good read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars prime essence of the book revealed.
By Midhun M on 6 December 2019
Just completed reading Preeti Shenoy's Life is What You Make It. A good read.
The title cover of the book says that this is a story of love, hope and how determination can overcome even destiny. However, after reading the book I realized that this is not the prime essence of the story. Of course, there is love, hope and determination in the overall context of the story.

But the main take away to me was this: No matter how high we fly, how great we feel about our capacity, abilities and skill, our life can always take an unexpected turn when we least expect it. Sometimes, what we lack at this point of time is to objectively analyse it and succumbs to the aftermath. In this case, it was a sudden appearance of her mental ailment that went unnoticed and almost took the life of Ankita. It sometimes takes an effort to trust and learn from someone (here Dr. Madhusudhan), and once we embrace it and deeply acknowledges that, we can see numerous choices revealing to ourselves.

Life is not what is ordinarily happening, but what we can see and make out of it when adversities hit us. This is a more meaningful elaboration of the title in context to the story.

Verdict: A good read.
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