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A poignant tale of childhood trauma and a haunting past, the storyteller by sana rosa is enough for you to get stuck to your seat .
Zara, having vague recollections of her past and nightmares that won't quit, gets an email from an unknown author about her life after reading the email, Zara gets stunned and craves for more knowledge of her past which the storyteller conveyed through an email .
The chaos emerged with an unknown author with the knowledge of Zara's past intensifies as Zachariah, Zara's cousin comes to meet her. Questions start to arise regarding the storyteller, information zachariah has, and zara's mother . More revelations will make the reading less enjoyable for you so I would like to end the description of the plot here .
The book is unputdownable and a must read for all those who are looking for a fresh story which is an amalgamation of drama , emotions and suspense . Furthermore the plot is intriguing and I liked the writing style of the author .The cover page and title are intensely profound and suitable according to the storyline .
It's a very different kind of a story revolving around a girl named Zara. A disturbing tale of childhood trauma and abused she faced which is still haunting down her life. Recollection of past at the same time and getting emails from a Stranger who happens to know about her past life is how the story and conversing her, and it proceeds.
It's a gripping tale of betrayal, pain, love, agony, depression, victimizing and many more. A book which holds elements like suspense, mystery, basically it's dark story. Though I felt it have been dragged a bit. Otherwise it's a great read.
A very mysterious kinda tale. The storyline is engaging and captivating. I liked the narration a bit different then other books I have read. The cover and the title is fascinating. The language used here is easy and lucid. I will definitely recommend you to go for this one. If you're looking something to read of such sort.
This is a very touching story about childhood disturbance and the struggle of a young girl who is suffering from PTSD(post traumatic stress disorder). The story revolves around the protagonist Zara who experienced an emotional trauma due to childhood incident. The author has very well penned down the mental trauma of a young girl from her early childhood. She has amazingly narrated the sufferings, struggles and survival of the protagonist who has experienced a traumatic event like personal assault. The cover of the book is simple. The title is totally apt to the content. The plot of the story is different, emotional and psychological. It is a perfect blend of reality and fiction. All the emotions like love, loss, sadness, betrayal and pain are described beautifully. Language used is simple. I liked the diary entries of the storyteller and conversation between Zara and the storyteller. The book is divided into 105 chapters which is readers friendly. The two love stories in two distinct period is written in such a way that it seems to be realistic. Overall, a must read. I recommend this book to all.
In many cases, life pushes us quite mercilessly into a woeful, dark shell but what is more cataclysmic is that a lot us start spinning a cucoon around it believing it to be a comfort zone, a protective mechanism.
Zara, a teenager, is ceaselessly beguiled and reminded of her indignant past, squeezing out all the life force out of her. In an interesting turn of events, she gets connected virtually to a stranger, who calls himself a storyteller and she finds comfort in letting it out to an unknown, distant person. On another hand, her cousin Zach feels attracted towards her and a spark between the two is prominent. Where will these associations lead Zara to? To a better future or back to her past?
The intricate tapestry of the plot weaving into it the complexities of love, betrayal, pain, suffering, mental trauma, physical agony and abuse, and basically everything about life and death, took me by awe. The way Zach with his care and sensitivity cracked Zara's shell to dive into her darkness and usher her to light warmed my heart. At places, Zara's feelings are described by the author in such a manner using different imagery and metaphors that it reads like a poem. The sneak peek into the storyteller's diary reveal some powerful and thought provoking words. While it tugs at the strings of the heart, suspense is maintained throughout.
This is indeed a stimulating piece of work that kept me glued till the very last page. I genuinely loved the experience of reading it and I recommend this book to everyone reading this.
𝘼 𝙫𝙚𝙧𝙮 𝙗𝙚𝙖𝙪𝙩𝙞𝙛𝙪𝙡 𝙣𝙤𝙫𝙚𝙡 𝙤𝙣 accepting the present, forgetting the past and being strong for a better future.. Dwelling in the past yields nothing...𝙋𝙡𝙤𝙩 𝙬𝙖𝙨 𝙖𝙢𝙖𝙯𝙞𝙣𝙜,𝙗𝙪𝙩 𝙬𝙞𝙩𝙝 𝙖 𝙗𝙞𝙩 𝙚𝙭𝙖𝙜𝙜𝙚𝙧𝙖𝙩𝙚𝙙 𝙨𝙩𝙤𝙧𝙮 Story of love,lust, money madness and much more..Zara was the one who had always lacked love and care of parents and was hopeless about it...But nature took the steering of her future and showed her the path to happiness and love Read this very first of its kind...twist and turns made it unpredictable which made me keep stick with the book rather than reading multiple books at a given time
The worst form of Trauma is the one that’s has the family as its root .For any person family is always our safe resort. Especially when you are still a kid! What happens when family is itself the source of the trauma? The storyteller circles around Zara who is struck by PSDT.She lives with her mother and her step family .Her own mother who whom we generally regard as the epitome of love is on contrary filled with hatred and never fails to make her feel too worse about herself. Although her step family was comforting they really meant nothing to Zara.The one person whom Zara loved was her father and her mother made sure she hated him by telling her that she was sexually harassed by her own father.As all this kept troubling her until one fine day! She receives an email from an unknown stranger. This unknown person questions her and this lets her dive into her past and rediscovers herself.
This book will not only let Zara question herself but will leave all the reader with the thoughts about why would a mother make her feel so horrible .Why would any mother want her child to live in vain?? I insist all of you to read the book to find out the reason her actions.
I have been hearing about this book right from the time of its announcement and I’m really glad I got to read this book. The cover will give you another feeling but the book is much more stronger than that. Although there are a lot of trigger alerts ahead in the book. This book is a must read. For a person who is going through trauma, you will get a reassurance that you are not alone and any trauma can be overcome if you take the step to actually understand the real reason behind. For the rest of the reader, This book will make you want to understand the feelings of a person under PSDT, As support from the peer circle is most required for such a person to regain their strength .
🍂THE STORYTELLER BY SANA ROSE, is a poignant tale of Zara,who spent a lonely childhood, fighting her own inner demons and grief that ripped her soul every moment of the existence and her supposed mother Lara became a fear factor for her instead of protection She always made her feel like a broken doll who was hurt in a way no girl should be hurt She cocooned herself in a shell she made around herself and life was just a mere survival for her. When one day an unknown emailer send her a mail, it was the storyteller ,whose words wrapped her in a web of belonging and peace unknowingly 🌿Then came a ray of sunshine and hope when after eight years she again meet her stepcousin Zach who flawlessly loved her and want to heal her, become her strength in order to fight her past demons 🌿The Storyteller is a poignant narrative, exploring childhood trauma , a woman caught between PTSD and high functioning normalcy. A must read , beautiful story of love,loss, betrayal ,pain and survival
The Storyteller by Sana Rose which follows the life of Zara, a young woman is one of the very few books which left me immersed in a sea of thoughts, sweeping me away from my reality. The relatively small chapters of the novel left me glued to the slow-paced narration. I loved the multiple POVs through which the story is told; it helped me very much in knowing the characters better, and in understanding the development they undergo during the course of the story which helped much in connecting with the storyline. And the most important thing is the language and the style used! I have no words to describe the beauty of the lines, especially the diary entries of the storyteller, which felt like poetry.
'The Storyteller' carved a lot of mixed feelings in me, I could relate to the characters so up close that really piqued me in the beginning and drew me deeply as I went on through the chapters.
You've got everything in there that a story must have; love, despair, agony, pain, trauma, depression, evil, savior like Goliath and suspense. It kind of helped me in a way we should look at the things in certain situations and an angle of how I should be on guard in certain things.
If you love life and emotions, I would strongly recommend you buy a copy.
A psychological suspense novel, that plays with our every emotion. There isn't anything that is not included in this book- suspense, emotions, love, heartbreaks, family crisis, beautiful characters... Reading this book has been a special journey for me, during which I had a lot of thoughts. It's the kind of book that you get every once in a while which puts you in a hangover. A little out of my comfort zone, but I'm really glad that I came across this book. I would recommend this book to everyone who loves to read heart-touching and meaningful stories.