Ajeet is a commoner, a boy next door who is away from the Worldliness and moreover just a happy-go-lucky guy. Aditi and Ajeet are batch mates in a Junior College and share a good chemistry. Aditi is all head over heels for Ajeet and without any hesitation, irrespective of the time and place boldly conveys her feelings for him. Ajeet was infatuated towards Aditi, however, finds his true love in Sumi whom he meets in his coaching class. Wanting to break away from the conventional norms and the shackles of a traditional familial business and to prove his worth to his dad, Ajeet joins Army. Years later a tragedy connects Ajeet, Sumi, and Aditi once again, however, changing their lives forever
‘I Wear the Smile you Gave’ is a story revolving around the lives of Ajeet and Sumi. It’s about love, friendship, and family values that govern each one’s life.
The characterization has been done beautifully. The author has done a great job in building them in accordance with the people around. When you are reading their stories, you will feel as though you are having a one on one conversation with them. I love the character of the female protagonist immensely. Sumi is a woman endowed with the qualities of beauty and intellect. She is portrayed to be independent, one who can take stand for herself when required.
The language is simple and easy to comprehend. But the author could have been enhanced it by a bit by taking more creative liberty. The narration could have been better owing mainly to the grammatical glitches. There were some elements that were completely irrelevant to the plot that could have been trimmed down.
The pace doesn’t fluctuate; it is fast from the beginning. Towards the end, you will be taken aback by shock. Due to to some unforeseen events, the story turns into an emotional roller coaster. The cover is aesthetically pleasing and will manage to capture anyone’s attention.
This novel is not solely driven on romance. There are many life lessons to take away from the story.The fast pacing makes it an ideal read while travelling. A good one time read.