Finding Juliet by Toffee – Book Review

Finding Juliet



Arjun is an incredibly nice guy who believes in true love and is waiting for it with open arms. He falls in love, not once or twice, but thrice. And every single time, happiness – like the girls he fell for – comes very close to him before pushing him away. His only pillar of strength in all his moments of grief and dejection is his childhood friend Anjali. Dejected by the games played by girls and fate, he leaves Hyderabad forBangalore and ends up meeting Krish, an irresistible flirt. He understands Arjun’s predicament, pacifies him with his words and enlightens him about the most complicated species ever created by God – Women.And then, Arjun’s life changes forever. Will Arjun find the one he has been waiting for, or will he end up becoming a flirt? Will he ever taste lasting happiness? Join Arjun as he tries to figure out women and discovers the meaning of love, lust and life.. all in his journey of Finding Juliet.

Book Review:

Finding Juliet’ is a young adult book revolving around two main characters- Arjun and Anjali. From the very beginning, the book failed to grab my attention and interest. From whatever idea I could gather from the blurb of the book, I was expecting a cute and soft love story. But what finally landed on my hands was a book with a clichéd plot, written in a very casual language. There is nothing new to offer in the book.

The story is about a young guy Arjun and his quest for his “Juliet”.  The book portrays a very weak personality of the male protagonist and his desperation to find love. The novel is full of erotic scenes which did not go along with my taste. Another major put off for me was the language used in the narration. I like books with good language. Simple narration also goes well with me but the tone should not be casual or informal. And this is exactly where the book failed to impress me. The informal language, tone and choice of words were too casual. Just because the backdrop and setting of a story is college life and youngsters don’t mean that the language should also follow the suit. Moreover, not every college students is a fan of such language.

This is a book written keeping in mind the teenagers and college going students. The way things have been portrayed is just the truth about a portion of youth. The things especially depiction of girls have been done in a one dimensional method. It seems the author has gained all his knowledge through books or perhaps this is how he fantasises things.

The climax of the book is also flat and boring.

Overall “Finding Juliet” is a below average read that has been written keeping in mind the lovers of instant entities. Instant noodles, instant food and instant love. Not my cup of tea.

** I received a review copy of the book from Writersmelon in exchange for an honest and unbiased review. **

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