May 15, 2017

Book Review: The Girl Who Knew Too Much By Vikrant Khanna

The book is provided by Arudha Club in exchange for a genuine review.

The Girl Who Knew Too Much
Author: Vikrant Khanna
Publisher: Penguin
Rating: 4/5

Power is all that is needed to conquer our deepest fears. And from where does that power come, you may ask? It comes from within, from our subconscious mind. Akshara, the young twelve-year-old, develops the power to fight her demons after her mother’s death. But the power ruins her, for it transports her to an unreal world, a world where she connects with those who do not belong to her.  

“The Girl Who Knew Too Much’ is a fiction novella published by Penguin with a page count of 213. The book is a breezy read and the fast-paced narration in simple language caters to the interest of all ages. For a young girl to move on after losing her mother is really difficult. The plot of the story revolves around how Akshara meets a stranger, Harry, and connects with him instantly. His story not only makes her happy but also leaves her with a very strong realization.

The first few pages of the book are written in a very simple language and that becomes the part where the readers bond with the characters. Akshara is one character whose essence is felt throughout the story. But Harry is another character who seems distant. His emotions are not palpable. The title of the book is catchy. The glossy cover with a perfect blend of dreamy colours seems perfect. The blurb reveals too much information and the reader can just not ignore but predict the ending. The editing of the book is finely tuned. And the presentation of content in form of different chapters is good. I would like to compliment the author’s ability to present this piece of fiction in a language that can be understood by everyone.

The story is new. Unlike the usual mushy love tales, this story explores the dark side of the human mind and explains how uncontrollable it can become once it gains the power. 

Overall, this book is a good read with a gripping plot and might be liked by all ages.

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