‘Without You’ is about having faith in your loved ones and destiny. The story explores the depth of young love beautifully and adds just the right miracle at the end to spice up the story. I loved the twist the author throws at the end.
20 years-old Ananya a final year engineering student, comes to spend her vacation with her Grandmother, and falls in love with handsome, wealthy, Dr. Arjun. Arjun is equally besotted with beautiful, talented Ananya. Their love blossoms under her Grandmother’s blessings. Things go downhill when Arjun’s mother comes to know about their romance and thinks of Ananya as a gold-digger. They separate and Ananya is devastated. She tries to pick up the threads of life with the help of her family, friends, and succeeds to an extent, but then Arjun comes back in her life…
Ananya's character is well flushed out as an innocent, bubbly, but emotional 20-something. Her emotions have been captured in detail and beautifully. I felt Arjun should have been given more pages in the story. The middle part of the story seemed a little stretched.
The narration is picturesque and full marks to the author for drawing a scenic story with words. The style and voice fluctuate between contemporary and victorian by using certain words which are seldom used now.