First of all i would like to congratulate the author, Kirtida Gautam for writing this wonderful book. The title itself is a mockery to our existent law system against the juveniles of the country. The cover page looks mysterious. I would like to give an extra brownie point for the narrative technique. There is a flow chart in the very beginning of the book but i preferred going with the straight flow and luckily i found it more interesting as the mystery behind whether Shubhangi Tyagi, gets justice or not gets us hooked till the very end of the 617 paged book. I love the female characters of the novel as the author shows us the varied forms of women. A loving Grandmother,an intelligent mother who can simply see through Aarush, Ananya is straight forward, strong and witty. Priya, Aarush's more like friend cum enemy. Somewhere a bimbo image is plastered on her. Harmeet is a tomboyish character. Aarush's friend who swears that he could never rape a woman. Pihu, the damsel in distress, his childhood friend. She is submissive, sweet, the typical sanskari bahu material. Shubhangi is the hero! What happens when all these characters find out that their perceptions about Aarush were so wrong. The so called perfectionist, philanthropist, the Genius, the beautiful boy's true heinous self gets unveiled before these women. Will these women in his life forgive him? Well, i leave it to the readers to unveil with each turning page of the book.
Author has perfectly questioned the legal system of India.
The narrative technique is such that each chapter is dedicated to each character and we are forced to think like them and get a first hand information about Aarush. Yes, Everyone talks about their relation with him and thus unveil the mystery. The pages where in Aarush explained himself were most interesting. After all the story revolves around him and we are forced to be interested in him.
Why is he what he is is very beautifully explained by Kirtida. It is as if he does nothing, absolutely nothing with no intentions. There is no part or no sentence in the book which is written just to fill pages. Yes. One must grasp every small detail in order to understand the characters better. Every little thing actually makes sense by the end.
Aarush's childhood details are such that any one who has half knowledge of Psychology, would simply jump in to a conclusion. But wait until u finish reading the entire book. You might be wrong. He is a Genius and i would like to appreciate Kirtida to pen down this character with supreme excellence.This character really scares me. When i read every chapter, all i could think was, "Damn! What a mind!' (Seriously, a beautiful lady with the baby like smile has written even this heinous character like Aarush?") I would not like to leave away too many spoilers. I am definitely looking for more books from the Author.
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