The Script of Life by Abhi is a gradually moving light romance novel set in India. Running up to 170 pages, this novel is suitable for naïve romance readers to finish in one go. The novel features the story of two people hailing from diverse background – one is a sort of social media blogger – and the second one is an aspiring actor with theatre experience. The novel doesn’t feature larger-than-life characters; rather they are simple and aspiring as you and me. They are decent and relatable. It is the small things that they do in their lives with full gusto that matters – the author has brilliantly captured the streak of a commoner with good party spirit. Probably, due to this aspect, the novel at all junctures sound contemporary and relatable.
A close look reveals that the novel holds two narratives, as there are two protagonists Charumathi and Kabir. The first half of the novel plays around this young and chirpy girl named Charumathi. And I felt she drives the plot till end. She jots down her roaming and other experiences of the city and events on social media. She is a kind of social media figure…not in a celebrity style…but highly credible. She lives with her father and aunt Goms. But I felt that she was alone in her pursuit of happiness, thus she has a company of Teddy. They are attached – I respect their sub audition. I liked her attachment to Teddy!
As the story progresses, we see that Charumathi stumbles upon handsome Kabir. By the turn of events, they meet and begin hanging around as guys do in romantic movies of SRK and Ranbir. A subtle yet intriguing love affair begins simmering between them. The outlook of their love story is modern and sounds like a movie.
Other than the emotional and love feelings, vivid description of nature, in snatches, makes the reading experience quite fascinating. Talking about writing style of the author, Abhi has good flair for writing. But on the con side, the novel is plot less and lacks intensity that often goes in love stories. I wish there had been some tumultuous betrayals and heartbreaks and love songs. Overall, it is a good-to-read novel for romance genre. People looking for a new story about two young hearts, I think this novel makes up for that. Overall, a nice and readable romance novel.
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