Because Every Raindrop Is A Hope by Mansi Sharma & Sankalp Kohli – Book Review

Because Every Raindrop Is A Hope

BY: MANSI SHARMA & SANKALP KOHLI

Synopsis:

Caught in the turmoil of an Underrated Love and an Overrated Infatuation, Raj, a young boy with larger than life dreams, from a small town of Kanpur, is at the cross road of life, where every road ahead leads to nothing but a Dead-end. Through the grueling course of circumstances, he is subjected to the bitter tests of life, where he fails to justify his one decision of parting ways with Mahek. But, when Mahek flashes out of his life, leaving him all alone, the guilt of not been forgiven by her, ruins his soul; and that frustration leads him into seclusion, devoid of even his best buddies – Rohan and Rahul. Failed love, broken friendship, a hurt ego and lost soul – Raj is doomed to darkness. With no ray of hope ahead, just when Raj is about to give up on life, he come across a note, written to him by his favorite professor, “Never give up Raj Because Every Raindrop is a Hope” which brings Raj face to face with his own self. Why Love that makes Life beautiful, turns into Satan? Why friendship one fine day loses all its meaning? Why on the crowded roads of Mumbai city, Raj finds himself walking all alone? Will Raj challenge Life and fight back with the sword of Hope or will he take the easy way out by succumbing to the arduous tests of time.

Book Review:

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

Everyone at one point of time in life gets infatuated by someone. Some bloom into successful love stories, some are worn out by the passage of time and some take the life of the person to an entirely new direction. ‘Because…Every Raindrop Is a Hope’ is the story of a young boy Raj from a small town of Kanpur whose life takes different turns due to his infatuation with a girl.

He moves to Mumbai for higher studies where he meets with new friends, challenges and situations in life. He comes across many nuances of life and reaches a point where he is doomed to darkness with no ray of hope ahead. Just when Raj is about to give up on life, he comes across a note from his professor which brings him face to face with his own self.

Will this simple note fill him with rays of hope? Will Raj be able to challenge life and come out triumphant? Well, you will have to read the book to know about it.

Plot: The plot of the book can not be said to be highly innovative but the story is indeed a relatable one. It deals with all the real life situations of present day youth and the challenges they face during their college life.

Narration: The novel is an easy read with simple usage of language. The authors have done a good job in weaving a story in a simple language that is narrated in first person. Some of the Mumbai scenes are described beautifully though at some places I found the descriptions, especially towards the end, a bit stretchy.

Ending: The ending of the book is very inspiring with a positive message.

Cover and Title: Though I did not find the cover very attractive but the title is very catchy and apt for the story.

Overall: I enjoyed reading “Because …… Every Raindrop Is A Hope” and recommend it to all those who like to read simple, relatable stories about youth and college life. It is a light read perfect to read during a flight.

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