The beauty of the book “Eighteen, The end of innocence”(by First time author Sudham), is its simplicity. It’s a story with which teenagers (or those who are old-agers!!!!) will relate very easily…just like next door girl, this is next group story. The story revolves around a group of teenagers in Delhi and how some very small, seemingly uneventful things (which is what young adults think they are, in that age) can slowly change the course of life either of the group itself or of some of the people in the group. Author may very well write a sequel Some incidences are simply hilarious which only a teenager group can do: like driving 7 km is reverse gear! Or hiding a scooty on terrace..some incidences just touch the heart like, pooling piggybank money to spend on a special birthday in a very special way…at other places author is very wicked.. all this and much more makes this book very interesting read. The simplicity of this book comes from the honesty with which it is written. This book has its own charm..the Delhi charm. So if you are looking for a book which is easy going, funny, yet full of interesting events, this is your pick!
Very nice read by first time author Sudhām ... I like the way he has built the main characters - aadi, Shalini and Raghu .... I couldn't keep the book down till the very end wanting to know what was coming In next ... The building of Raghu/ Shalini & Raghu/ aadi relationship is awesome ... Switches on memories of some crazy thigns you did when you were teenagers !!!! The only part I would be critical about is the ending which I felt was abrupt especially after the Kuljeet episode ... Don't want to spoil the read for the others with specifics but overall topclass fiction... I already was thinking of what a nice movie this would make !!!
This book is simple yet beautiful. I got completed immersed in the story and could not put the book down. I love the way each character is built., could relate to every thought, every emotion and every action''. I got completely enthralled by the story.
The story is set in the 'pre mobile and landline only' era. Took me down the memory lane!
Its an amazing book, i like the way you can relate to the events and happenings in the book to our growing up days. Highly recommended to everyone, relive your teenage years with this unputdownable book.