Book Review

Lemon Girl: Book Review

Title: Lemon Girllemongirl
Author: Jyoti Arora
ISBN: 9789351749
Number of Pages: 168
Price: 255 [INR]
Genre: Fiction

The Blurb:

‘It’s all your fault.’

Mere words these are.
“But words can possess a shadow invincible enough to rob even a soul of its eternity.”
In a society that finds it easier to mark sins of a victim than the culprit, Nirvi is a young girl punishing herself for the faults she did not do and avenging her hurts by defeating her own truth.

She is scared of her future, and ashamed of her past. She is failing herself, and knows it. She has had a long line of boyfriends, and hated them all. She detests the guy she is living with, runs away from the one she loves , and seduces the one who can never love her.

When Arsh first sees Nirvi, she’s a free and frank girl in whose eyes sparkle the lemony zest of life. The next time he sees her, she is a voiceless doll draped in clothes that cover her body less and shroud her soul more. And Arsh can’t rest till he finds out what made Nirvi give up her own real self.

Nirvi knows she is dragging herself on a path from which there can be no recovery. Can her spirit survive the treacherous downfall? Or is the pull of fear and push of desperation just too strong to withstand for a girl who believes she has “nowhere else to go” but down.

“When it’s time for you to fall in love, even a lemon can become the cause of it,” says Arsh.

But can love survive, when even the self love dies?

Can love survive when respect is no more?

Does true love have the power to revive a dying soul?

Find out in the pages of this brilliantly woven, intense, heart-warming and thought-provoking saga of RISING IN LOVE

Review:

Brilliant blurb, don’t you think? That is the sole reason that made me pick the book- the reason that we have come across at least one girl like Nirvi in our lives. I personally have! Interesting title? Yeah, a chapter into the book, the reader can find out why she has chosen this title.

A jolly good-natured girl who lightens up the room the moment she enters, the one who has dream in her eyes and hope in heart. The story is about Nirvi and Arsh. Nirvi, who was once a chirpy, bubbly, full of life girl who turns into a lifeless soul. So, what happens for this drastic change?

She is raped. By her own brother! And most importantly, her mother says, “It’s all YOUR fault!” Nirvi decides to change, to heal her wounds. She decides to go defensive and becomes a bogus, self-loathing, cold woman with no respect for self or others. The author has handled the subject so well and has crafted the personal agony of Nirvi as the soul of the book. She has depicted how the society perceives the plight of the girl who is raped. It’s always HER fault.

In one of the chapters, Nirvi literally throws herself into a gang of rowdy boys. Is it her way of punishing herself or has she started enjoying her bad girl act literally? One cannot judge her for her wrong doings. One can’t blame her on how she chooses to repair what is broken, and not trusting another living being.

The characters Arsh, Tiya and Sam has also been woven with ease and perfection. One would love Arsh as he takes it upon himself to help Nirvi find the girl she once was. The author has also brought in snippets of a live-in relationship, a chauvinist boyfriend, a good friend and traditional and conservative parents. It is also an excellent blend of emotions and relations. Except for a few typos, the book makes an interesting read.

Many thanks to the author for sending me a copy of this fabulous book.

I give a 4 on 5.

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Meet the Author

Jyoti Arora lives in Ghaziabad, India. Jyoti Arora is a Post Graduate in English Literature and Applied Psychology. Her writing achievements include two novels, three blogs, several wins in national level blog competitions, over five years of freelance writing experience, developing books for kids and abridging 24 famous English novels like Jane Eyre, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn etc.

Jyoti’s first novel, Dream’s Sake, was published in 2011 by V&S Publishers. It received great reviews and much appreciation from readers.

Books have always been Jyoti’s best friends. In fact, books so fascinated her from early childhood that she learnt reading, by herself, even before she started going to school. And she considers herself most fortunate that she is able to pursue her dream of being a novelist and work at what she loves best.

However, if books are Jyoti’s first love, and she’s still very devoted to them, the thrilling and steadily advancing world of technology also fascinates her. As a result, one of Jyoti’s blogs is a technological blog calledTechn0Treats. In 2011, a post in this blog won her the title of SamsungMobiler when Samsung made her a part of the team of twenty bloggers chosen from all over India through a blogging competition. In this team of twenty bloggers, she was the only woman and perhaps the only one who had studied literature instead of science. As a SamsungMobiler,

Jyoti is a patient of Thalassemia Major which forced her to stop going to school after class seventh. After that, she continued her studies on her own through correspondence courses. Her zest to overcome her medical problems and zeal to achieve success keeps her striving on with her endeavors to make her dreams come true.

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