Wednesday, October 26, 2016
Book Review : 'Never Gone' by Anusha Subramanian
Anusha Subramanian sure knows how to pull a surprise, as she does with her latest book, ‘Never Gone’. It was a wonderful book, with no mistakes, whatsoever. So, pleasing that is to my eye and head! :)
Okay, now for what I thought of it. It was supposed to take me back to a time in school, and it kind of succeeded. The seven characters in the plot and the ways she reacted and thought of them, kind of gives you an idea, of the kind of land that people create in their adolescent heads.
The characters are very well thought of and to put the same thing on paper is a brilliant move (makes me want to do the same).
It basically talks of Ananya and her friends in school, their emotions, thoughts and how they end up dealing with them. The story begins with Ananya’s passing. And then, the letters found by her group and how each of them react and eventually, act to them.
Ananya manages to tell all literally, in these words. You laugh and sometimes it works the opposite way. But overall, you get an idea of how life works for them and how they are possibly reacting to the things, going on in their lives. With lessons, not just for them but for their parents, as well.
I do not want to write about it, without giving away anything. But it was a good read and I liked it. Anusha does have a way of playing with words and the subtle sense of humour runs through.
One other point, is the cover. It looks a little 'unIndian', unfortunately. That's all, my only complaint.
You can Buy the Book, right here.