Book Review

Book Review: For a Girl in a Star By Ratna Chandu


What do you do when your best friend, the one person who has stood by you through thick and thin, knows you better than you know yourself and literally saved your life falls in love with the same girl as you? Avinash and Sahas, two village boys arrive in Bangalore in search of art and in pursuit of ambition. Sahas, hardworking and nervous, antonym to his friend, has emerged from a troubled past only to find that his future doesn’t come without encumbrances. Their friendship is the one constant in the two boys’ lives, but that is tested when they each meet Aarti, a mysterious, compassionate, beautiful girl who captures both their imaginations and sets their hearts aflame. Will their passion for the same girl and an untimely tragedy, sunder the two friends forever? A compelling tale with twists and turns reminiscent of India’s melodramatic films, For a Girl in a Star deals with the age old staples of young love, heartbreak and what it means to be a true friend.


Cover: 4.5/5
Title: 4.5/5
Blurb: 4/5
Presentation: 4/5
Plot: 4/5

Final rating: 4/5

“For a Girl in a Star” is a story about friendship and love which has all the aspects of a good story, the story has sacrifice, hate, revenge and guilt. In short, it is a roller coaster ride full of emotions.

The cover is eye catching. It’s not only the design work but also the substance of the Story as well. Just look at the design, there is a couple and a guy which is going away from the couple. The view is simply amazing. The title of the novel is thoughtful, and completely justifying the story.

The Language of the Novel is simple enough to connect with the story and being engaged throughout the story.
There were moments in which the emotions were very well narrated by the authoress. I was not expecting much of suspense or thriller in this novel, but the authoress had surprised me in the course of the journey.

The characters were very well created and did justice to their traits and role. Avinash aka Avi, Suhas, and Aarti are the protagonists of the story while I liked how the character of Professor Mohul, and Dayanand were portrayed. I loved the character of Avinash to the core.

I would love to recommend it to everyone who is looking to read something different than the usual romantic stories. I guarantee it that You won’t be disappointed after picking this novel.

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