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Friday, May 20, 2016

You Raise Me Up by Arjun Hemmady

Title: You Raise Me Up
Author: Arjun Hemmady
Publisher: Leadstart Publishing (Frog Books)
Genre: Fiction
Date:  2015
Price: Rs.325
Pages: 364

Aalok meets Priyanka on a flight and then begins a cascade of events. He begins to feel special again, something he hadn’t felt in a very long time and begins to do things he hasn’t done in a long time either. Priyanka on the other hand has recently shifted to Mumbai and has no friends but him. The frequency of meetings increase and Aalok finds himself despite his best efforts going into uncharted territories. While there is a lot unsolved and to be answered before he can. Will his experiences in life let him do so? Can he leave the shadows of the dark night and walk towards the brighter sunrise or the shadows of his past continue to engulf him? Will he and Priyanka achieve new heights together? To know more read the book.

The book is a short and cool story of everyday people like you and me, with our problems, limitations, fear and confusions. The characters are people whom you can relate to and that makes the story come to life. The writing is simple and easy to understand, the flow maintained at a uniform pace therefore it doesn’t turn dull at any point. It depicts scenarios and situations we all have been in sometimes or the other and represents a very realistic, twenty first century take on them. The book is a quick read despite 364 pages, as the font size is large and clear plus the sentences short.  Though there were a few points in the story which I did not agree with but in every situation different people have a different take.

Read it for a fun light read.

Rating: 3/5.

About The Author: Born on 5th April 1989, Arjun Hemmady completed his schooling from St. Mary’s ICSE (Mazgaon) and College from RA Podar College of Commerce and Economics. He is pursuing his Chartered Accountancy from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI). His past times include writing, reading books, and watching movies. He works in a manufacturing company.

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