Book Reviews

Home Run | Aneeta Sharma | Book Review

  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Notion Press; 1st edition (30 June 2021)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 452 pages

Book Review

How does it feel about being in a place that doesn’t feel like home? That constant yearning to be somewhere that comforts, that soothe our frayed nerves. A place that reminds us of our roots and yet provides space for us to grow and spread our wings.

Home Run by Aneeta Sharma is a quintessential tale of four characters who are in search of a place that could feel like home. It is about them grappling with the odds, navigating their destined paths, and finally coming to a harbour of their own making.

The four primary characters are – Amaira, Trisha, Siddharth, and Abhigyan. Amaira meets a tragic accident that changes her life forever. Trisha has a past that still burdens her. Siddharth’s life takes a turn after he meets Champ and Abhigyan has to go through self-realization to know where true happiness lies.

Home Run has a way to connect with the readers as it meanders through the alleys of love, hardships, familial values, and self-discovery. It follows the interspersed lives of all the characters and throws light on the evolution of contemporary relationships. It never fails to bind its reader as the slow and smooth movement of the narrative allows them to hold on to it.

At the outset, I knew Home Run would be about finding one’s home but then, the way it happens in multiple lives amused me. Amaira’s refusal to go back to her past life empowered me while the happy union of Sid and Trisha embodied pure love for me. Abhigyan’s hunger for more derails him from his roots but the dramatic turn of events would soon find him on the other side of the grass.

I have read the author’s previous book, a collection of poems, and similar to that, Home Run also left me in awe of her writing prowess. What I appreciate the most is how each character is woven methodically to provide a clear glimpse into their lives.

Home Run is a story of constantly going far and wide searching for one’s truth but realising that it is somewhere close by.

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