Verdict: ☆☆☆☆ ½ It is an Interesting read. It will give you a feeling of love, pain, friendship and togetherness. Sometimes at some point of time it will also make you cry. All those who want to feel a strange feeling called love must read this book.
About The Author: Rikky Bhartia is a chartered Accountant by profession and lives in Kolkata. From childhood, being creative was his passion, but his first priority was to build a career. After clearing CA, he was able to fulfil his dream of creative pursuits. His inspiration for the book is the confusion what teenagers face in their definition and understanding of what is love. Most youngsters also get confused between love, friendship and infatuation and those who get true love don’t even know how to appreciate it…. He would like to use his books to address some critical issues and try to remove them from society.
About The Book: Love ... Life ... Separation? Love implies three words smiles, tears, and endings. Endings are not always happy ... yet they leave a mark in our lives in some way.Me N Her A Strange Feeling is an involving and intriguing love story of two young people, of strangers, whose paths cross and lead to strange feelings, later discovered as love. Harsh is passionate and ambitious, but forgets his ambition when he meets Janvi. Janvi ... loves to dream, but is lost in life ... reasons unknown.At the height of their celebration ... a strange twist in life happens, that changes everything forever ... Love is what brings them close ... and love is what ... separates them. Does love change with time? Is it possible to fall in love repeatedly with the same person? Harsh and Janvi give you every answer ... their love story will remind you of your first love ... its unexpected ending will bring tears and smiles.
Review: Some love stories really make an impression in your heart. One such love story is about Harsh and Janvi who were strangers then fall in love with each other. These two characters are very well portrayed by Rikky Bhartia in his book Me “N” Strange Feeling. I am really fond of reading love stories and this love story really made me fall in love with it. I was totally attracted by the title as well as the cover of the book. The cover and Blurb totally match with the story. I also loved the lines “The story of Love and separation, where destiny dictates the relation”. It was true Both Harsh and Janvi’s love story was dictated by the destiny. The shayaris were very beautifully written. There was one Shayari I really loved it and wanted to share with you is:
Kya bataun kya ho tum?
Andheri raat mein chamkta, khubsurat chaand ho tum…
Tapti dhoop main bearish ki thandi, boond ho tum…
Kichad main jo khile wo sundar, kamal ho tum…
Ruuasi main jo aaye wo pyaari, muskaan ho tum…
Jisko dekh ke dil khush ho jae wo haseen khwab ho tum
Har jawan dil jise chahe wo kwaish ho tum
Aur kya kahe kya ho tum…
Bas jo jeene ke liye chahiye ab to meri wo saansein ho tum.
There were few moments in the book which really made me fall in love while reading. One moment was the first rain where they turned into friends from collegues. Then Second phase where Harsh proposed him and also when janvi accepted her love. The last phase, which I loved and which made me cry was their separation. I was really mesmerized by Harsh’s sacrifice for his love for janvi. The climax was really a surprise element for me as I didn’t accept as a reader. A few extracts from the book really touched my heart “We can never forget our first love throughout our life... We can just ignore the feeling or remove it from the heart and memory, but in reality it never dies and always remains alive somewhere deep inside our hearts.This feeling surfaces again as soon as our love comes in front of eyes... We again start remembering our lovely moments of being in love and want to get it back in our lives!!
“ Love is not always getting who you love;it’s also the ability to think about the happiness of the one you love…. Weather with you or without you, and your happiness should be in your loved one’s happiness…”
The sketches in the book were beautiful, and they really expressed the characters. Some moments were really romantic moments which make you fall in love and some moments truly make you cry. The way Harsh life changed after separation and he became a successful person was very interesting element of the story, though it was stretched a bit which was boring. Overall, it was a perfect love story which makes you understand the meaning of friendship, love, sacrifice, pain and destiny. It truly touched my heart. As a debut writer, the Author had written a wonderful book. And I am waiting for the sequel of the book. Good luck Rikky Bhartia.
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