Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Review of Take 2 by Ruchi Singh


Take 2

Take 2

Priya’s idyllic world turns upside down when she realizes her husband considers her dead weight after stripping her off her inheritance for his ambitions and lavish lifestyle.

Instantly attracted to Priya, Abhimanyu knows getting involved with a married woman is inviting trouble. But despite common sense, cautions and hesitations, he is drawn to help her.

Happily ever after has become a myth for Priya and trying to keep the relationship platonic is becoming more and more difficult for Abhimanyu.

In the tussle between ethics, fears and desires... will Priya embrace a second chance at happiness?

My Review
Take 2 is a story that revolves around happiness, peace of mind, and satisfaction that there is someone out there for oneself. Even though man could redefine the planet Pluto from a star to a dwarf planet, he still wants a body to lean onto whether it be during sickness or in good health. This story tries to capture that essence via a young lady named Priya. 

This story revolves around this young girl who wants stability in her life especially after losing her family at a young age. Her attitude was commendable since she was emotionally down after the death of her parent, but could get up, and wipe her tears.  When she found, affection being showered on her by a young man named  Sameer who eventually tied the knot with her. The marriage had its set of problems more so since she was vulnerable at that junction of her life thus, making her fall not only emotionally with loads of tears, and sobs but even her physical self, took the brunt of bruises, black marks, and blemishes. Eventually, these turned into her strength as she got the help of a couple of friends namely Komal, Abhimanyu, Aditi, and Rahul. They helped her get up and walk the path while helping her overcome her failed marriage. Along the way, she fell in love for Abhimanyu who then continued to hold her hand forever after!

The story had some twists and turns with respect to her husband, Sameer and her landlady thus bringing out the ugliness of Indian Society that keeps preaching gullible women to stand by their adulterous husbands. At some point, as a reader I wanted the topic to change since I felt the main character had suffered enough. But, glad the author could bring along a happy ending without losing the elasticity of the rubber band.

The author, Ruchi Singh brought out the happy ending for her central character, Priya while continuing to keep the readers engrossed in the plot. Take 2 a debut novel from the author, and she has done a fantastic job in bringing out the morally revolting and unpleasantness of the rules of the society thus, making it a recommended read.

the author, and she has done a fantastic job in bringing out the morally revolting and unpleasantness of the rules of the society thus, making it a recommended read.
















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