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Book Review: Along the Way by Shreesha Khare

Love is a simple word, but the kind of complications it provokes and involves are beyond the vista of normal human mind. It takes nothing to fall in love, but one needs to be courageous to brave it under all circumstances. Misunderstanding, break-ups, dust-offs are some common issues plagiarizing the modern-time love affairs. Sketched on similar lines, today we have this novella, Along the Way, by Shreesha Khare to teach us a few undertones and hidden values about love.

This is a story of Amelie – she is pursuing MBA in United States and holds terrific knowledge about the digital world. Her world changes one day when she is caught by Steve Smith, the vice president of Telas Digital Communications, quite a big company in the USA. Having been impressed by her knowledge of the digital world, Steve offers her to be an intern in his company. She accepts the offer and thereafter we see that Amelie, a very ambitious girl, is carefully mentored by Steve. Is love all about expectations? May be not, love is something superior to all feelings. Amelie feels pulled to Steve’s charm and ethics, however, things are not as they seem to be. Amelie thinks that she is in love with him and vice versa, but, at the time of her farewell she gets a setback. What was that?

Next, for further studies, Amelie moves to the UK. There she meets another guy named Peter – he too is a student. They fall in love and propose each other. But things do not work with them as they often see tiffs among one another on slightest pretexts. Here we got the point that love needs care and therapy that comes through mutual understanding and honesty and other small aspects.

Though the story is short, it has got terrific intensity on the subject of love. Will Amelie survive the heartbreaks? Or what course would she take to alter her destiny or to evolve herself as when she unearths the meaning of true love and essence of relationship. To find out more grab it fast.

As an author, Shreesha has used simple, lucid, yet effective narration technique. The story is really fast-paced and doesn’t contain obscene scenes, which is an incredible aspect in its own way. Talking about qualms, the book could have been lengthier and the author could have explored more psychic about her characters. Well, if you love focused, with a fewer characters, stories – this makes an excellent entry.


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