#blurb:Preeti Thaker moves to Mumbai to run away from herself. to put behind a painful childhood, plagued adolescent years and the recent death of her only support system – her brother. She is on the verge of ending it all, succumbing to her depression, when the doorbell rings. Little does she know that answering it will change her life forever! The guy on the other end of the door will offer her solutions to all her problems, but in the process, she will end up losing the only thing she had never lost till date – her heart!
Inspired by the true story of an artist who found that love was the only color missing from the palette of her life, Meant to be together is a tale of love, friendship, courage, determination and above all, hope. Hope that makes us look for the rainbow when it rains and for the stars when it is dark.
Author: Faraaz Kazi
Publisher: Srishti Publishers and Distributors
My Review: 🌟🌟🌟🌟/5
Preeti did not have a happy childhood. She and her brother used to live at their grandparent’s house while their mother took care of their sick father. Her classmates would tease her when her parents won’t show up at various school functions. Moreover her P.T teacher molested her which took away her mental peace. She became uncomfortable around boys and developed trust issues. Also her mathematics score was going down day by day. During all those difficult times she found solace in her brother. He used to comfort her, cheer her and helped her with her studies. Eventually she completed her higher studies and got a job. But her brother’s sudden death right before his wedding left her shattered. As if all the brightness from her life was snatched away. That’s when she met Sameer and her life took a beautiful turn. But her sufferings didn’t end there. If you want to know more about Preeti and Sameer’s story then pick up the book.
The story was beautiful, fast paced and kept me you hooked till the end. The characters were well casted and didn’t fail to impress. My favourite character was that of Sameer as he was a cheerful, helpful and fun loving young man who had a soft corner for Preeti. He gave her company when she needed the most after losing her brother. He is like the boy next door who was always there for her. On a serious note, the book also dealt with sexual abuse and exhibited how difficult it is for a person who went through that trauma to trust anyone again. Also not to mention the brother-sister relationship was wonderfully portrayed. Preeti was very lucky to have a brother like Hitu in her life while growing up. Only a person who had lost a loved one can understand the pain she went through after he left the world. She was lucky to have parents who supported her throughout and also motivated her to do well next time whenever she failed in studies. The book also dealt with the beautiful bond of friendship who helps you to smile a little bigger and live a little better. Also while reading this book I came to know about a learning disability called dyscalculia which hampers a person’s ability to understand numbers. The parts with the diary entries starting from Preeti’s childhood were touching and heart-warming. Overall it was a pleasant read with a happy ending.
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