Book Name- One Last Time
Author- Anubhav Shrivastava & Shreehari H
Genre- Romantic Fiction
Publisher- Write India Publishers
Blurb- Nakul, a fifteen-year- old boy from Delhi who has been raised in the lap of luxury, visits a quaint little village in Madhya Pradesh. The crudeness and modesty of the village changes how he perceives different aspects of life. There he comes across Prakash, the son of a paddy farmer, who is the yin to his yang - their contrasting ideas on life fail to stunt the growth of their nascent friendship as ultimately it is their exuberance and a taste for adventure that bring them together.
In the midst of their tale is the charming and talented Aakanksha who lives in the shadow of a spotlight. She goes through the motions of life according to the perceived ideals of society, consistently feeling a void, for she lacks a genuine friend.
One Last Time is an eclectic and delectable fusion of Nakul's superficial urbane sensibilities, Aakanksha's confounded solitude and Prakash's rustic but sagely naiveties - one that will change their destinies forever.
Review- One Last Time is debut novel by Anubhav Shrivastava & Shreehari H.
Book Title and Cover- Title is interesting and appropriate with the book. It gives us insight about the content. The Cover is not-attractive and could be improved.
The Blurb is short, crisp and interesting.
Language and Narration- The Language of the book is simple and easy to comprehend. Narration is done well and it is in first person narrative. Editing is done quiet well and the book is without any grammatical mistakes.
Characterization- All the characters are interesting and author have done well to build the characters and their emotions as the story continues.
Other characters are also well portrayed.
Theme- Theme of the book is Friendship, Love and Thriller.
Storyline and Plot-As I said earlier, the story is simple. The Story pace is slow for a few pages but it increases pace after that and events happen one after the other quickly.
However, Plot is common with very few twists and turns. Story was engaging but it could have been made better. Climax was predictable and straight.
Book Title and Cover- 3/5
Language and Narration- 4/5
Storyline and Plot- 3/5
Final Rating- 3.5/5