- Author: Ratna Chandu
- Genre: Romance Fiction
- Paperback: 224 pages
- Publisher: Srishti Publishers & Distributors; First edition (10 February 2018)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 9387022153
- ISBN-13: 978-9387022157
Love has an enormous power to heal but it also contains massive strength to break the strongest of the strong bonds. It creates as well as destructs.
What do you do when your best friend, the one person who has stood by you through thick and thin, knows you better than you know yourself and literally saved your life falls in love with the same girl as you? Avinash and Sahas, two village boys arrive in Bangalore in search of art and in pursuit of ambition. Sahas, hardworking and nervous, the antonym to his friend, has emerged from a troubled past only to find that his future doesn’t come without encumbrances. Their friendship is the one constant in the two boys’ lives, but that is tested when they each meet Aarti, a mysterious, compassionate, beautiful girl who captures both their imaginations and sets their hearts aflame. Will their passion for the same girl and an untimely tragedy, sunder the two friends forever? A compelling tale with twists and turns reminiscent of India’s melodramatic films, For a Girl in a Star deals with the age-old staples of young love, heartbreak and what it means to be a true friend.
‘For A Girl In A Star’ by Ratna Chandu is an emotional tale that abounds in our ears as we close the book after reading it. There is a warmth of affection and heat of angst that flows through the novel to give us moments of comfort.
A story of two friends who are drifted apart with a misunderstanding, a girl who surrenders herself in her love to beget the pain, a mother who toils hard to bring up her son, a father who craves for the love of his only son. The title has been aptly chosen as a girl who eventually becomes a shining star is at the cynosure of the novel. The cover is, however, okay.
Love is a powerful emotion that could move the mountains and turn meek into a ferocious. The one who is poisoned with love will go to any length to provide happiness to the person they love. Sahas’s father is an appropriate example of this. Aarti, the girl in the star, makes us cry when her eyes scream to listen to beautiful words from her soul mate but instead gets indifference. Sahas, a gentle village boy, loses his wit and faith when he encounters his friend’s betrayal which only existed in his mind. Avinash’s character was my favorite. He stood up for his friendship till the end. He was ready to sacrifice his love for his buddy. But I guess, this was a loophole in his personality. If one loves someone dearly, one ought to stand up to them, no matter what.
The story is not quite an exceptional one. It just belongs to a common league of a girl coming in between two best pals to destroy their friendship. At several points, I felt the storyline was predictable. Nevertheless, one thing that kept me hooked to the story was the narration. There is no denying the fact that the author has made really good efforts in depicting the story through her words. The development of the characters as well as the narrative indulged me. The language has been put to great use with their effortless beauty. And hence, a simple story kept me stick to the book due to its appreciable narration. I look forward to reading more from the author!
For the ones, who love the fiction that could help them kill their time appropriately must go for this book.
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