Book Review – ‘And We Walked Away’

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Author: Subrat Saurabh

Publisher: Notion Press
Publication date: 1 Jan 2018
Book length: 200
ISBN-10: 1643249606
ISBN-13: 978-1643249605

Thoughts

Sometimes life can be an entangled mess. In spite of that live it to the fullest lest it slips from your fingers like grains of sand. The damage caused by love is irreparable. You feel entrapped in a self-created cocoon surrounded by myriad emotions.

Plot

Abhimanyu falls head over heels in love with his classmate Naina. He confesses his love to her but she gives him a cold shoulder each time he tells her about his feelings. Flanked by his friends, Dev and Aarush who are constantly devising plans to bring them closer amid strenuous Engineering curriculum. Friends turn foes, Abhimanyu and Dev become closer to Naina and Nidhi respectively yet feel distant. Does the proximity bridge or grows wide apart? From this point, where will their destinies lead to? Read the book to find out.

Review and Rating

Narrative shifts between the past and the present. They are well balanced and are interspersed with couplets written in Hindi. The cover is alluring to say the least. The warmth exuded by the pleasant shades finds place in your heart. I didn’t like the main protagonist, Abhimanyu at all.He was portrayed to be egoistic and self-centred in this beginning even though he mended his ways later. But then, again, we, humans don’t strive for perfection, rather we long for acceptance.

I really disliked the premise of the book. The same old story of boy-falls-for-a-beautiful-girl in an Engineering college was exploited. The characters didn’t have a back story woven around them to make them feel real and convincing. There were many editorial errors that could have been handled diligently.

The fervent readers of the romance genre can give this one a try.

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️/⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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20 thoughts on “Book Review – ‘And We Walked Away’

  1. Jordanne says:

    “Each time he tells her about his feelings”? I get the idea this guy doesn’t take a hint then. I went to an engineering sixth form, the romance and guys leave a lot to be desired tbh. Great review, though!

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  2. Karina says:

    “The damage caused by love is irreparable. ” this is so true. It’s sad this book didn’t work for you. I don’t think it will for me either. Hope your next read will be better!

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