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Book Review #15: The Fragile Heart


Author: Ankit Jaiswal
Pages: 159
Publisher: Penpoint Publications
Cover design: Nitin Upadhyay
Genre: Romance

  • Ratings-

Cover : 2.5/5
Title : 3/5
Blurb : 3/5
Story : 3/5
Theme : 3/5
Characters : 3/5
Overall : 3/5

  • Characters (Leads):
  1. Jai Gupta- The protagonist
  2. Geeta Roy- Jai’s first love
  3. Riya Srivastava- Jai’s junior and girlfriend
  • Blurb:

Jai, a fun loving guy, puts his heart out in a letter to propose to the love of his life, Geeta, while in the high school in Kolkata. But destiny has different plans for him. What he discovers in response is a letter which superficially throws light on her abrupt disappearance. He is shattered, his fragile heart is broken into pieces.

But you know life doesn’t stop for anyone and same was the case with Jai. His world takes a quirky turn when Riya, his junior, bumps into his life in college in Bangalore. She tries to fill the void, in which he had survived for so long. They overcome their constraints and get in a relationship, Jai gets emotionally-employed.

But Jai bears the blunt of tough times when he starts to work in Mumbai and rediscovers someone whom he never expected to meet.

What will Jai do when he is bound to struggle between his past and present? Read out to find this exceptional and heart-touching journey of Jai and how he manages to keep moving after being bombarded with the twist of his life.

  • Review-

“The Fragile Heart” by Ankit Jaiswal is a romantic novel, featuring teenage love, friendship and the conflicts that arise.

Jai, a resident of Kolkata, is the kind of guy who has to meet a lot of his parents’ expectations, which make him surrender to his goals and he curbs his desires, all of which make him a silent guy, basically an introvert. His friends, Raj & Rahul, are the only ones with whom he experiences joy. And as destiny has it, cupid strikes him at an odd moment of his life, and he falls for the most beautiful girl for him, Geeta. Then follows a series of cute events, until he finally proposes her, in a traditional way, by writing a letter to her. She replies, also in a letter, but in a very amusing way. By the Jai discovers her response, it is too late.

Jai moves to Bangalore to pursue his graduation degree, where he meets Riya, and they get committed to each other. But the turn of events after his graduation, when he moves to Mumbai for a job in SBI, take a heavy toll on every aspect of his life. He meets Geeta, after 6 long years, and the confusions in his mind rise again. The climax was a little abrupt, but it will make you smile and believe in the power of true love.

  • Appreciations:

Emotions have been portrayed very well. Some poetic verses have been included in the narration which add beauty to the script. The plot moves at a constant pace. A simple story without complicated expressions and straightforward emotions.

  • Let-downs:

Narration style could have been improved. Adequate editing was required as it had the look of an initial draft. Some characters were left midway in the narration, not concluding on what happened with them in the end.

  • Verdict:

Not surely recommended, but a cute love story. (3/5)
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  • Available at:
  1. Amazon (Rs. 199)
  2. Infibeam (Rs. 161)
    Original price- Rs. 215

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