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The Girl I Met That Night | Zahir Chauhan | Book Review

  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Srishti Publishers & Distributors (8 October 2021); Srishti Publishers & Distributors
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 216 pages

Book Review

The Girl I Met That Night by Zahir Chauhan is the story of an ambitious young man, Kabir, and a girl learning to live with her scars, Anamika. This contemporary love story attempts to showcase the madness behind true love and what it takes to love someone, with all your heart.

Love is not a hookup. It is a commitment of a lifetime that defines an envious lovable relationship. It is this very fact that comes out naturally in Chauhan’s new novel.

Kabir has worked his way up the ladder of success. He is still trying to find his way in the city of dreams when his destiny brings him to Anamika. Anamika has had a traumatic past that leads her to not accept love easily. Both of them do fall for each other but Anamika disappears. And what follows after defines the relationship of the two people estranged in love.

This was my second book by Chauhan and it was a good break from a few heavy books I have been reading. It has love, romance, pain, destiny, and ambitions – all packaged into one to deliver a modern love story. The writing is lucid and the characters are real and do not have many layers. I felt Kabir’s was closer to reality than Anamika’s.

The story sensitively touches upon the subject of girl child molestation and how it impacts the survivor in the long run.

The Girl I Met That Night has a simple storyline and I strongly felt the lack of depth. There are ample dialogues throughout the story, there are attempts to create twists but all of them do not amount to something memorable for a reader.

If only you are a beginner level reader who is looking forward to exploring simple modern romantic stories, you might read it.

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