Review of Wrong for the Right Reasons by Ritu Lalit
For The Right Reasons
Shyamoli Verma’s timing is wrong. In her late twenties, she finds that her marriage is irrevocably broken. She comes back to her parents with her pre-teen son and an infant daughter, only to find that she is unwelcome.
Independent and brash, she decides to bring up her children and also get a divorce without any support from friends and family.
Written with wry self deprecating humor, this is the story of a divorced woman’s quest for love and security.
Wrong for the right reasons is a story of a woman, Shyamoli Verma, who is undergoing a challenging journey with two children by her side. This course is testing her patience and her grit as she is fighting a divorce from a husband who has cheated her and refused to give alimony. The narration is smooth and straightforward although the characters are very real and authentic thus giving goosebumps to the readers when emotions are high.
Shyamoli's parents and some friends are enveloped into this drama thus, keeping the reader's attention, and sometimes would get a drag. However, things unfolded esp with regards to her once upon a time friend and distances shrunk between her ex-husband and his wife when Shyamoli's daughter went frenzy and left home.
This story hints at today's society where a divorce especially if initiated by a woman is looked down upon. Shyamoli fought for it, in spite of her mom's constant nagging, she was a nobody when she left home, but even after her struggles, failures, and whimpers she could get up wipe her behind, and continue to walk along shoulder to shoulder with the society. Eventually, she was able to carve a respectful life for her children and was able to surround themselves with the essential luxuries. It is a story of a woman who did not lose hope and fought for her self-respect thus, making it a recommended read!
This story has justified Swami Vivekananda's quote, "The world is the great gymnasium where we come to make ourselves strong."
Ritu Lalit is a corporate slave turned fiction writer. A voracious reader, she is a gold medalist post graduate in English Literature who spent most of her childhood in remote areas in the northeastern parts of India, lying on grassy hillsides daydreaming and reading books.
She loves spinning tales, but no longer has her captive audience as her children grew up and flew away from the coop. Her three dogs don’t pay much attention. She began writing in the vain hope that the characters she creates will listen to her, even do her bidding.
She has five books out in the market, A Bowlful of Butterflies, HILAWI, Chakra, Chronicles of the Witch Way and Wrong, for the Right Reasons. Her fifth novel, His Father’s Mistress is coming soon.