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Book Review #45: Tell Me You Love Me


Author: Nimmu
Pages: 410

  • Ratings-

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

  • Characters-
  1. Rishab- The protagonist
  2. Trisha- The protagonist
  3. Mina- Rishab’s mother
  4. Suman- Trisha’s mother
  • Blurb:

Trisha the girl next door was everything Rishab ever wanted in a girl. But for Trisha, Rishab was her best friend and wanted to keep it that way because love meant losing her freedom. Rishab hopes to make Trisha realize that true love never binds you but sets you free. Will Trisha realize it before it is too late? Will destiny give her a second chance to tell him those magical words that Rishab had waited to hear?

  • Review-

“Tell Me You Love Me” by Nimmu is a sweet love story. It all starts when Trisha’s father gets a transfer to Pune and they settle in the vicinity of Rishab’s house. Being a talkative and cute girl, she quickly makes friends with Rishab and his mom Mina. Both their mothers also become fast friends and share their joys and sorrows. Mina would take care of Trisha as if she was her own daughter and Rishab helps Trisha with her studies. She’d study at his house everyday until late night and sometimes even had dinner there itself; another reason for which was her father’s habit of getting drunk and hitting her mother every evening. Trisha wanted to study well and achieve a lot in life, especially to give a good life to her mother, to give her enough confidence to trust in her daughter and walk out of her marriage.

Trisha did well in her exams and got admission into a college in Mumbai, one of the reasons for which was to be closer to the film industry as she aspired to become an actress. Rishab would visit Trisha in Mumbai almost every weekend and they would spend quality time together. Rishab was in love with her and Trisha knew it, she too was in love with him but only curbed her feelings for him because she considered them a distraction from her goals. A sudden unforeseen event shakes up their lives and everything falls apart. Trisha achieves everything that she wanted in life but she isn’t happy, because her loved ones are far away from her. If you are anywhere close to being an emotionally sensitive person, tears will fill up your eyes atleast once. End of the story did make me smile through tears, but it is not what you are speculating; it is something unexpected.

  • Appreciations:

The story moves on fairly smoothly. Simple plot, limited characters, and detailed descriptions of the scenes made the script quite appealing to be read. Emotions have been portrayed very well, such that you’ll feel that you are experiencing them first hand.

  • Let-downs:

The script on the whole could have been improvised a lot as it still seemed to be a better version of 2nd or 3rd draft. Improper grammar here and there and repetition of phrases made the description seem complacent.

  • Verdict:

A sweet touching tale of love. (2.5/5)

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  • Available at: Amazon (Rs. 160)

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