The Girl Who Knew Too Much by Vikrant Khanna
The book is provided by Arudha Club in exchang for a genuine review.
The Girl Who Knew Too Much: What if the Loved One You Lost Were to Come Back?
The cover is showing a girl walking on some kind of bridge to a jungle. Time is probably evening either snow is falling or divine light is shining. This is mysterious and religious. It matches the tone of book.
Can true love bring someone back from the dead?
Akshara is left devastated by her mother’s death and spends most of her time in solitude at the local park. One day, as she is sobbing uncontrollably, a young man named Harry approaches her. They become friends and Harry recounts to her a story about the miraculous reunion of a young woman and her dead boyfriend to help ease some of her pain. The story makes Akshara hopeful that she can perhaps see her dead mother again.
But she soon realizes that Harry isn’t what he seems to be. Even the characters in his story seem dubious, almost unreal. So what is he hiding? And why? Is there any truth to his story at all?
In this darkly suspenseful romance mystery, Akshara is left facing a truth that will make her doubt not just Harry but herself as well . . .
Before you start reading the book, take a moment to decide:
Are you a believer or cynic?
This is given before the first page. So this gives an idea about the story.
This is a story of Akshara, a 13 year old girl whose mother died in an accident. She is in mourning and wish to bring her back from dead. She is visited by a mysterious stranger Harry aka Harvinder Sigh in a park. He develops a rapport with Akshara and tries to lessen her grief. Harry starts telling her story of his one sided love, Sahiba. Sahiba was his neighbour whom he liked immensely. It was a love at first sight but only for Harry. Shaiba loved Siddahrth. Harry obviously did not like Siddarth and nicknamed him ugly nails. Ginny is Sahiba’s best frined. What happens next is rest of the story.
This is basically a love story. But it is more than that. It is about death, grief and loss. It is about power of belief. The part about doing good jobs to lessen your grief and reinforce your faith is the message of story. This passage defines love:
Something tightened in my chest. I said “I always thought love was a game. You got to win it. But love is a not a game. Love is sacrifice. Love is letting go. And above all, love is dreaming the impossible, like bringing back a dead man.”
Now to answer the question about cynic and believer, the author ask another question.
Can thousand good deeds make a miracle????
If you answer yes: believer. If you answer no: cynic. Period.
Recommendation and rating:
I would recommend it all my friends who like to read divine, fantasy romance. I give the book a 3.5/ 5 stars.
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About the author:
A sailor by profession and a writer by passion.