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Reviewed in India 🇮🇳 on 8 December 2022
Book 52 Review - When I Am with You by Durjoy Datta - Complex, messy love

Childhood trauma can leave the most impact behind even though intention behind the words spoken at that time, may not have been understood in the right way. This is always a conundrum, but parents also tend to forget that children can really be attuned to their parents' emotions as children are like clay yet to be set, so it does go both ways.

Aishwarya and Dhiren, the main characters of this book,are complicated but they are victims of childhood trauma but are also victims of family love, so they are stuck in the trap of pain(latter)and anger(former), which keeps holding them back for every choice they make, and the book narrates well how real their trauma is and how it has morphed into their personalities, especially when things get messier.

Like all books by Indian authors, the narration was raw, real, messy and complicated, which I loved because that's how real life is for us millenials.

It was an easy read as I got connected to instantly. The ending could have been a bit better as it felt rushed and it wasn't that satisfying. A few more pages could have ended it well, but all in all, a good book.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Book 52 Review - When I Am with You by Durjoy Datta - Complex, messy love
Reviewed in India 🇮🇳 on 8 December 2022
Book 52 Review - When I Am with You by Durjoy Datta - Complex, messy love

Childhood trauma can leave the most impact behind even though intention behind the words spoken at that time, may not have been understood in the right way. This is always a conundrum, but parents also tend to forget that children can really be attuned to their parents' emotions as children are like clay yet to be set, so it does go both ways.

Aishwarya and Dhiren, the main characters of this book,are complicated but they are victims of childhood trauma but are also victims of family love, so they are stuck in the trap of pain(latter)and anger(former), which keeps holding them back for every choice they make, and the book narrates well how real their trauma is and how it has morphed into their personalities, especially when things get messier.

Like all books by Indian authors, the narration was raw, real, messy and complicated, which I loved because that's how real life is for us millenials.

It was an easy read as I got connected to instantly. The ending could have been a bit better as it felt rushed and it wasn't that satisfying. A few more pages could have ended it well, but all in all, a good book.
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