With just 19 years under the sun, Sweta Mandal has a lot to boast about. At such a young age, she is a published author and that is not the only thing that makes her such an inspiring person. Her own story has life lessons for anybody who wishes to follow her example.
From a young child who found happiness in narrating stories with a theatrical fervour, to an adult who found his love in writing, Vikram has surely come a long way. We at bookGeeks got lucky when we got the opportunity to have a little tête-à-tête with this talented debut author.
The Upside of Unrequited is a YA Fiction by Becky Albertalli. It revolves around Molly Peskin-Suso, a chubby teenage girl suffering from self-image issues. Molly has a gorgeous twin sister Cassie who has always been a winner at the dating game and this too doesn’t do much to boost Molly’s morale.
Yes, My Accent is Real is full of tales rich with experiences and wisdom which will be helpful to many people who are struggling with the cultural shock of moving to America. It will also be helpful to aspiring actors and people who plan to move to America for college or job.
The Cryptic Key is a modern day mythological thriller. It promises adventure, as well as fantasy and people who love the idea of quests and treasure hunting, will surely find it a good read. It gives you an altogether new approach to look at Indian mythology and its ancient customs.
The book is a collection of 9 short stories which have been compiled by Ruskin Bond. The collection includes stories not just written by Ruskin Bond but also by other eminent authors like Arthur Conan Doyle, Alice Perrin, Bram Stoker, Rudyard Kipling, C.A. Kincaid etc.
Who Are You Stranger? is a romantic thriller. The book is interesting and even though it has certain issues, I remember always looking forward to the next page – page after page. It is one of those reads that work best when one isn’t a regular reader and picks up books only once in a while.
The one thing that makes You Cannot Have All the Answers so different from other short story books on the market is its unique theme. All of the stories are about women and in one way or another, the book brings to limelight the various issues that plague a woman.
The unique selling point of this book is its theme. The book is a collection of poems on poetry. All the poems are written about either a poet or a poem. Overall, the book tells us that poems and poetry are a tricky thing. Pick up Making a Poem if you are looking for something strikingly unusual in your reading.
Please, Let Me Go is the true story of the decade-long struggle of a 14-year-old child who was forced into prostitution, sex trade and human trafficking because she was young, naïve and, meek. The language of the book is simple and the author speaks candidly.
The Rise of Rama tells us the original story as it goes in the Ramayana. It is not a mythological fiction but true mythology. The book takes some creative liberty and reimagines certain conversations but that’s pretty much it. Apart from this small distinction, the story remains unaltered.
Mumblings from the Depth is a collection of 21 short stories each accompanied by a succinctly apt piece of prose. From the Nazi Germany of the 1940s to Iraq under Saddam Hussain, from the streets of America to the jogging parks of India, this book is bound to take you on a fictional mini-tour.