Preeti Shenoy is hands down the most popular and sensible Indian author of our times. Her words have a connect like no other. So I recently came upon the book The Rule Breakers, her recent release. The team Preeti Shenoy was kind enough to have me shipped a review copy. What follows is an honest and unbiased review.
The Rule Breakers follows the story of Veda. Veda is a small town girl who gets married in a metropolitan city like Pune. We talk of the 90s when women weren’t allowed to get a proper education and married off in a rush. That’s exactly what happens with Veda. Veda has her heart settled for Suraj but she has to marry Bhuwan. She wants to study and start earning but her wings are clipped off with the sudden change of events. A girl with aspirations who has always excelled in studies when fails her final year the world literally comes tumbling down for her and that’s exactly what happens with Veda. What follows next is her quest to find herself.
It is said, ” Work on being in love with the person in the mirror who has been through so much but is still standing,” because self love is important. It is the first stepping stone to success. Through Veda’s quest to find herself we are reminded of this very important yet forgotten aspect.
When I talk about the writing style, it is lucid and engaging. I wouldn’t call this book unputdownable but it got me hooked when I was reading it. This story could have easily belonged to our times too but the fact that it is set in 90s goes on to say a lot about the thought put behind bringing this book to life. I have dealt with a similar topic in my book, Beyond The Veil – The Journey Of Indian Girl, but I certainly learnt the treatment of the subject. The book comes to a satisfying close and nothing is left undone.
Overall, this story is ripe, rich and quite mature.
Publisher: Westland Publishers
Available: Amazon, Flipkart, In-store