Wednesday, 22 January 2014

My Review: The Fault In Our Stars by John Green

The Fault in Our StarsThe Fault in Our Stars by John Green
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

'The Fault In Our Stars' by John Green.

Okay. . . Okay. . .
I would like to state in the beginning that this BOOK is slightly overrated.
Before engrossing myself in this book, I'd read mixed reviews from the readers around the globe. Some people were going gaga about it whereas some remained neutral.
I would go with the latter's review. This book is not THAT good but yeah, it is good.
It is a must read for all the people who are suffering from the malignant disease, Cancer. Perhaps Cancer patients will relate themselves more to the characters of this book.
Now coming towards the characters, we meet Hazel Grace and Augustus Waters in this book.
Both teenagers striving hard to survive against Cancer. They meet at the Support Group Center, become friends in no time and then eventually fall in love. They try their best to live and enjoy life as much as they could as they were already familiar with their fate.
They pursue their dreams together and enjoy life as a roller coaster ride.
They both are completely different from each other yet so alike.
John Green is a terrific writer and now I know why his book won the hearts of million people.
Augustus really loved Hazel. When he came to know about her favourite book, he tried everything to know about its mysterious ending. He helps out Hazel to find out what happens to the characters of that book in the end.
Hazel loves him for that. He plans out a trip to Amsterdam just because Hazel and he wanted to inquire questions from the writer of that book that were left unexplained.
In the amidst of finding answers for the unknown, they fall in love with each other.
Again, TFIOS is highly recommended for the Cancer sufferers.
If you want to know more about this disease and the feelings associated with its patients, you must give it a read then!
For me, it was a good one and I would give it 3 stars out of 5.

Happy Reading.

Sara Naveed-Writer :)

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Monday, 13 January 2014

My Review on 'A Thousand Splendid Suns' by Khaled Hosseini

A Thousand Splendid SunsA Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

'A Thousand Splendid Suns' by Khaled Hosseini...
Where shall I begin from? Khaled has mastered his writing in this book. This is so far his best work.
I was alwats curious to read this book to know why it made people so emotional and detached while reading this book? It was only then when I finished reading it and I finally realized why this book moved so many from inside.
'A Thousand Splendid Suns' is a story of two women, Mariam and Laila. Both struggling hard to cope with the difficulties in their lives.
Mariam is more unfortunate than Laila as she was an illegtimate but Laila wasn't. Laila was born in a good family, raised by both her parents.
There was so many heart breaking and emotional moments in this book which left me completely awestruck. I have read such an amazing book after such a long time.
The scenes, the dialogues, the intensity between the characters was speechless.
The chemistry between Mariam and Laila was terrific and intense. I loved what Tariq and Laila shared with each other. Their love, the sacrifices made by them was incredible.
I've noticed one thing. Even though Khaled's novels are sad, but the end is always hopeful and happy.
I would recommend this book to all of my friends. Do give this a read because only then you'll be able to know the true worth of it.
I could easily give this book 5 stars but like we know, nothing is perfect but this book is close to perfect.
Tashakor Khaled Sahab, for writing this amazing piece of work!
Hats off to you :)

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Sunday, 5 January 2014

And the Mountains EchoedAnd the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I was always very keen to read Khaled Housseni's work and really wanted to know why his work has become so much popular. I heard from a lot that 'A Thousand Splendid Suns' made them emotional because the story was quite intense. As reader, you can feel the intensity in the writer's work but when you someone's work from a writer's point of view, then you have to be a bit critical.
'And The Mountains Echoed' is written very well. The plot, the description of places, the characters, the scenes are all grasping and intense.
The story revolves around Abdullah and Pari, the siblings who love each other dearly and are inseparable. Unfortunately, Pari is taken away from her brother and she has to live with a new family. The bond between the brother and sister is beautiful. I loved how different characters come into the story and engulf the reader step by step.
Khaled Housseni is a terrific story teller. I would definitely want to read 'The Kite Runner' as well as 'A Thousand Splendid Suns.'
P.S: I loved the rhyme that Abdullah tells her sister all the time.
The starting quote of this book from Rumi is my all time favourite.
“Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing
and rightdoing there is a field.
I'll meet you there."- RUMI :)

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Wednesday, 1 January 2014

My 500 Words!

Hello Writers! How are you all doing? If you really desire to write everyday, then start up by writing 500 words daily. You will end up completing your work in just 90 days!