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Reviewed in India on 7 May 2019
The reason is you, penned by Nikita Singh, tells the story of Siddhant and akriti, and how their lives changes when akriti gets struck by a loss and he has to take care of her. The sequel to like a love song and every time it rains, the book is narrated from Siddhant's perspective.

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
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4.0 out of 5 stars A light read
Published on 7 May 2019 by Mahalakshmi Venkatesh
The reason is you, penned by Nikita Singh, tells the story of Siddhant and akriti, and how their lives changes when akriti gets struck by a loss and he has to take care of her. The sequel to like a love song and every time it rains, the book is narrated from Siddhant's perspective.

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
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