The Gift by Sourabh Mukherjee | Book Review
Summary:After his bitter break-up with girlfriend Ishika, Aarav heads for his ancestral house in Mussoorie to get over his grief and to finish the novel he is working on. He meets Kishan, a child who has strayed into the house and spends his nights in the dusty, dark attic, scavenging through old books and toys that once belonged to Aarav and his cousins. Aarav finds his uncle’s diary, which chronicles a heart-warming love story unfolding in that house. What life-changing family secret does Aarav uncover?
Publisher:Srishti Publishers & Distributors
Release date:September 10th 2018
No. of Pages:Kindle Edition, 28 Pages
The plot of the story is real simple. The book opens up with the story of Aarav and Ishika, live in partners. The book starts with the miscommunication between Aarav and Ishika. Ishika parted her way from Aarav and that incident left him numb and shattered from inside. After that he decided to visit his ancestral house, where once his unmarried uncle Suraj Bhatia used to live where he could unwind and finish his novel and also get a clearer perspective towards his relationship. Not everything goes as planned as he discovers his uncle’s diary which leads him to certain facts about his family that he wasn’t aware of.
The front cover of the book is not only catching but it is aptly justifying the significance of the story. The title is simple yet perfect for the story, given what follows in the plot. The characters of the story are portrayed clearly and every character is finely justified to their respective roles throughout the book. I loved the author's writing style. The language of the book is simple enough to connect with the readers.
This book has the thrill of a short story with the essence & fulfillment of a novel. Overall, The Gift is an amazing read and I highly recommend it.