Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Book Review: There's Something About You by Yashodhara Lal

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Title and Author: There's Something About You by Yashodhara Lal
No. of Pages: 268
Publication Date: Harper Collins India(13 July 2015)
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Indian Writing
Language: English

Book Review:
There's Something About You by Yashodhara Lal is the story of Trish (Trishna). She is overweight, single, the sole caretaker of her Alzheimer suffering father and nosy mother and then jobless!
Adding more fuel to her already chaotic and troublesome life, enters Sahil. He is geeky, lean and normal in all sense except that he is sure that he has superpowers!
Can Trish handle all this trouble and succeed in bringing her life in order?
What is that feeling she gets with Sahil?

I fell in love with the cover of this book and could not help myself from checking it out! The blurb is interesting and had me agreeing that this was a book I wanted to read.

Right from the start, my attention was captured by the story which starts with an ordinary girl trying to stay afloat in a metropolitan city like Mumbai. Trish's quirks, eccentricities and her dysfunctional family had me grinning and enjoying as I stayed glued to my seat.

The plot is seemingly plain but it surprises us when we really get down to reading the book. The author's writing style is engaging, witty and expressive. I could visualize the scenarios, feel the emotions and couldn't help myself as I got transported to Trish's life.

The characters feel like real people with real problems. I loved Trish with all her insecurities, her parents especially her mother irritated me in the beginning but then slowly I started seeing the normal Indian mother pattern in her. She is like so many other Indian mothers, pestering their daughters to loose weight, get married then have children and always having a say in their personal lives. Then when the daughters get angry, they, like Trish's mother, make sweets and other delicacies to please them.

Sahil had me falling in love with him. He is so cute with his geeky look but mature enough to know how to handle situations. He complemented Trish perfectly and had me rooting for their happily-ever-after.

Trish's friend and neighbor is also a very interesting character and had me feeling like she was my best friend too. The other characters are also tastefully developed and provide an insight into the varied facets of human personality.

The pace of the story is perfect and the story carried forward fluidly. The suspense and the interconnecting of events had me feeling impressed with the author. The many subplots in the story are beautifully executed and closed. The whole Agony aunt column gave me a new perspective to Trish's character and also to the fact that people listen to sarcasm better than they do to kind words.

All in all, There's Something About You  is a love story unlike any other. It has emotional play, suspense, relationship study, some mischief and whole lot of love. 4 out of 5 to it and recommended to everyone. Go read the book and enjoy. I loved Yashodhara's writing style and look forward to reading her other books soon.



I received the book from the author and the publishers and I am very thankful to them. The above review is my honest and unbiased opinion and in no way influenced.


I received the book from the author with a kind note. Thanks for the book!

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