Author: Sankalp Kohli
Publisher: General Press
Cover : 2.5/5
Title : 3/5
Blurb : 3/5
Story : 3.5/5
Theme : 3/5
Characters : 4/5
Overall : 3.5/5
- Characters (Leads):
- Aarav Mehra
- Tiya Talwar
They first met when they were just twelve, and then they kept meeting again and again, each time wanting to confess their feelings for each other – but it never came to such a pass for Tiya and Aarav.
Falling apart and bowing down to the miseries of a broken family and a daunting past, at 24, they decided to move on. But life pulled out one trick after another to bring them back to each other and give one last chance to do what they couldn’t do in the past twelve years. A choice had to be made and there was no going back.
Could they learn from the echoing footsteps of their parents and speak their heart out or the fear of saying the unsaid killed it once again for them?
Did their time to fall in love come, or like always, they met, greeted and departed to part forever?
We have all read love stories with happy as well sad endings, but none without an end. Yes. I am talking about one such story– “When I found you I found myself”
Aarav and Tiya are childhood friends. They first met during their VI std and felt connected almost immediately. They were always there for each other, without having to speak to one other.
Aarav has a very happy family, being the only child, wherein his parents love him unconditionally and support him in all his decisions. On the other hand, Tiya’s parents fight over petty issues and she is always left craving for parental love. One fine day her mother steps out of their house, never to return. Tiya is mentally disturbed and when Aarav gets aware of this, his does his best to boost her confidence and bring her back to her normal self.
Life plays games with them and they keep meeting and parting each other at various intervals of time, each time feeling connected with each other and discussing about everything except themselves, their relation and their future. Even when they are settled in their respective careers, they find it difficult to confess what they actually feel for each other.
The story also features love between Aarav’s parents through a diary which Aarav’s dad wrote during his last days after being diagnosed with cancer. This diary also plays an important role in making Tiya realize the value of confessing feelings and expressing them while there is still time. But destiny has its own plans. Tiya and Aarav are again parted because of the truth of Tiya’s dreadful past and Aarav travels to USA for an office assignment. Accidentally he gets to meet Tiya’s mom who had left home many years back only to know the painful reality behind her decision.
The author has very intelligently played with words and maintained a mystery about the final outcome of the story till the very end. The story has been narrated from Aarav as well as Tiya’s points of views which will make the reader understand every angle of the story.
I wish the story could have concluded with either the commitment or parting of Tiya and Aarav. The abrupt end of the story left a void.
This is something more than a love story, a recommended book. (3.5/5)
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