Saturday, February 20, 2016

Review - It's not right but it's okay by Anuj Tiwari




Book Name   - It's not right, but it's okay
Author                  - Anuj Tiwari
Publisher              - Rupa Publications
Number of Pages - 226
Publishing Year   - 2016
Edition                  - Paperback
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Rating : 3.0

Blurb
'...if we have a past that we aren't particularly proud of, it doesn't mean that we can't have a promising future.'

Everyone has a past. But what if it becomes daunting baggage and spills over into the future?
A fiercely independent, career-driven girl, Angira, has recently changed her Facebook status to ‘single in Mumbai’. While work has been her only priority, a twist of fate brings Ved—a strikingly handsome footballer, the heart-throb of the college—into her life. He seems genuine and fun-loving, but based on past experiences, Angira knows better than to trust him!
Despite their contrasting personalities, the two develop an unexpected bond—a link for which they are about to risk everything they have.
A riveting tale about incorrigible lovers with a dark past, It’s Not Right but It’s Okay is a true story about finding friendship and love again.
 


My Review

It's Not Right But It's Okay is an out and out teenage story. The YA romance purely targets the college going teenagers. The essence of college life is extracted in the book completely. 
The protagonists in the book are Angira and Ved, but other characters like Arjun, Anushka, Charu etc are also given due space. Great effort is being taken in character build up.

Nevertheless as mentioned in the blurb, I do not personally feel that the dark past mentioned is too dark to haunt them in the future. Angira has overcome her heart break easier and within no time compared to the level of pain depicted.  
Ved's family history seemed an over the top description. May be because I have witnessed them lead a decent life in Kerala but may be situation in Kolkata is different. 

Author has underestimated the teenagers, it seems. Because the language of the book is simpler than a toddler's fairy tale. A vernacular writing style is needed to appeal to the masses but it doesn't mean that it should be simplified to the core.

I recommend the book to the YA romance lovers. All in all the book will be a full on entertainer for them and for those who want more of it, I would not recommend the book. The climax is interesting


Reviewed for the publisher
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book as a complimentary copy in exchange for a honest review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.

About the author
Anuj Tiwari is the author of the bestselling books, Journey of two hearts and it had to be you. A speaker in many colleges and universities, his stories are based on real-life incidents that he has recorded over the years. With an MBA degree in finance and human resources management, Anuj works in Mumbai as an IT professional and marketing consultant. To know more about him, visit www.anujtiwariofficial.com or www.facebook.com/anujtiwari.official, or follow him on Twitter @AnujOfficial