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Reviewed in India on 26 September 2020
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This book tells the story of Ishaan and Ruhi, two neighbours stuck at their home along with their families due to the country wide lockdown implemented for the safety of citizens against the pandemic.
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Ishaan is a Radio Jockey in mumbai and hasn’t been home in the last fifteen years. To say that his relations with his family are not great would be an understatement. Yet when the news about the virus spreads his mother urges him to come home to which he has no choice but to obey. At home things are tense for him because of something that happened fifteen years ago that had driven him away. Among all the chaos, Ishaan soon finds his silver lining in Ruhi, his neighbour whom he catches on her terrace one evening.
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Though the story is told from Ishaan’s perspective, we get a few chapters from Ruhi and Ishaan’s brother Nakul’s perspective as well. I liked the writing it was easy to read and kept you invested in the story. The pace was fast and there were variant characters all who had their past and tales to tell which added depth. Ishaan and Ruhi’s character were well written and had good chemistry. They both were fans of the 90s era and their love story played out as that of a 90s story.
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Details about the lockdown and virus were also given but the authors missed on many details big time which bothered me but since it’s fiction it can be overlooked. The book also shows how people used this time as a way to reconnect with their friends and family.
Another thing which bothered me was the language used and swearing done which felt unnecessary and irrelevant and was a minus point for me.
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3.0 out of 5 stars A lockdown love story
By Azraa Khuzema on 26 September 2020
Note: Mature content, graphics and language has been used.
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This book tells the story of Ishaan and Ruhi, two neighbours stuck at their home along with their families due to the country wide lockdown implemented for the safety of citizens against the pandemic.
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Ishaan is a Radio Jockey in mumbai and hasn’t been home in the last fifteen years. To say that his relations with his family are not great would be an understatement. Yet when the news about the virus spreads his mother urges him to come home to which he has no choice but to obey. At home things are tense for him because of something that happened fifteen years ago that had driven him away. Among all the chaos, Ishaan soon finds his silver lining in Ruhi, his neighbour whom he catches on her terrace one evening.
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Though the story is told from Ishaan’s perspective, we get a few chapters from Ruhi and Ishaan’s brother Nakul’s perspective as well. I liked the writing it was easy to read and kept you invested in the story. The pace was fast and there were variant characters all who had their past and tales to tell which added depth. Ishaan and Ruhi’s character were well written and had good chemistry. They both were fans of the 90s era and their love story played out as that of a 90s story.
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Details about the lockdown and virus were also given but the authors missed on many details big time which bothered me but since it’s fiction it can be overlooked. The book also shows how people used this time as a way to reconnect with their friends and family.
Another thing which bothered me was the language used and swearing done which felt unnecessary and irrelevant and was a minus point for me.
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