So I just finished this sweet little nothing book Something I Never Told You by Shravya Bhinder. The best part of reading this book was that I read it on the Valentine’s day. The so called official day of appreciating someone you love or adore the most. Seemed like a quick read, recommended by a a friend while I was travelling. Brought the kindle version and read it on my android device because no kindle *sad face*. By the way this was my eBook which I have ever read and I kind of liked the new experience.
Something I Never Told You by Shravya Bhinder Review
Genre : Romantic Fiction
The book revolves around this innocent one sided love story of the protagonist Raunak who is head over toes with the girl Adira. From the stage of being dumb and lost in front of his love to the moment where he confesses his love, it’s a sweet journey with all the elements that are part of a real love story. The crush mode, the friendship, jealousy, long distance, misunderstanding, the confession, secret glares, confidential gifts, fear of losing, anxiety, shyness to boldness, destiny almost every little piece which combined together to a romantic ensemble.
Someone who has never been in love or who doesn’t understand the concept of love might find it little overboard. Like how can someone fall for a person so deeply just by looking at them and not even having a conversation. How can you be so hung-up on someone for so long with whom you haven’t even interacted much ? How do you justify the creepiness and obsession in all the constant staring and keeping a tag on everything the girl does ? But the author has done a good job in keeping the creepiness out.
The love is innocent and the problem that the protagonist faces is a genuine one for the people who are really shy and low on confidence. But it’s beautiful to see him turn the table. The character build of other characters actors is not very elaborate. But you get an idea of their role in the story.
The writing is normal like an everyday conversation with a good prose at few places. Something I Never Told You by Shravya Bhinder will not bore you but it won’t keep you on your toes too. The flow of the story is pretty quick with jumps from past and present during the first half of the book. The story is kind of predictable which might be an area of improvement for the author for her next; also to grow as a writer by writing something other than what most Indian writers write i.e. cliche contemporary love story.
Overall it’s light-one time-quick read.
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I would recommend this book to newbies who have just started reading books. It’s a short travel read, the book keeps you interested.