Life is What You Make It by Preeti Shenoy is an exquisite work of fiction. The writer has done a great work in making us all aware about the taboo subject “Mental Illness” which is not even accepted as an illness in our country India. The book is an incredible journey of a young, charismatic girl Ankita who is chasing her and her parents dream to be someone in life. But because of the unfortunate events, she fell into the abyss of darkness. The book is an eye opener for everyone who still consider “mental illness” as something to joke about or more label the person “crazy”. It’s an awe-inspiring story about courage, strength, hope, love and challenges. There are many Ankita’s among us who are battling with their inner demons everyday and are in need of our support and understanding. This book will change your perception and give you knowledge and strength to accept and overcome Mental Illness.