December 10, 2014

Review of Life is What You Make of It by Preeti Shenoy

This book was gifted to me by my friend and I am forever grateful to her for that.  It was the first time I had heard of the author and since the cover was quite beautiful, I decided to give it a try( shallow , I know). I am so glad I did. It is a life story but more than that it shows us how beautiful life is despite the severe setbacks that often get's thrown our way.

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Ankita Sharma has the world in her palms. She is young, smart and heads turn at every corner she walks by. Born into a conservative middle class household - this defines the chronicle of her life. Set in a time when Doordarshan was the prime source of entertainment and writing love letters was the general fad, every youngster dreams of the thrills of college life. And so, her admission into an MBA institute in Mumbai follows. Ankita's story begins here, from her life as a college student. Life seems all sunshine and flowers until a drastic turn leaves her staring at a disturbing path, only because of her own misdoing. Jump to six months later. The sun glistens on a sombre building. Magnetized in view, the words - “Mental Institute”. Who is the face staring out of the window?
What if destiny twisted your journey? What if it dragged you to a place that houses your worst fears? Would you stand and fight or would you run? Set in the late eighties, across two cities, Life is What You Make It is a compelling account of growing up, determination, faith and how an unconquerable spirit can overcome the punches destiny throws at you. At its core, it is a love story that makes us question our identity and the concept of sanity. Published on the first day of 2011, Life is What You Make It by Preeti Shenoy is available in paperback .
The book is motivational but more than that it encloses a very beautiful story. I loved the book and after reading it My heart was poutpourri of emotions.

Ankitha's journey from the beginning to the very end is well narrated and paced. The twists and turns spectacular. The ending was very unexpected  (in a good way) and i liked the way the author tied up the loose ends.. It was almost like following the bread crumbs that lead to final destination.

So, if you ever have time, please please give this book a try. It is really cheap. I would pay so thrice it's original price to read this book.

I will rate it now.....

RATING : 5/5


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 About the Author

From the acclaimed author of 34 Bubblegums And Candies, Preeti Shenoy is among the top authors in India. She has a myriad of interests ranging from yoga, photography and sociology and currently resides in Bangalore. In the 2013 edition of Forbes, her name was mentioned in the 100 most influential celebrities of India. She has also written for Reader's Digest and has had articles of her published in various newspapers and magazines, including The Times of India.
Her website : www.preetishenoy.com
Her Amazon page : Preeti Shenoy Books
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