Piali is a teacher who works with 12th standard students in Mussourie. She lives by herself at the accommodation close to her school. She is in charge of the centenary celebration that’s being organised at the school. In the middle of a busy day, she gets a call from Sathya, the love of her life. He has discovered her whereabouts.
From this point, the story takes you in flashback. If Sathya is the love of her life, then why are they not together? You have to read the story to find out.
I somehow feel that Piali’s character is very similar to author Andy Paula’s. It’s just an instinct. Both are teachers who love teaching English. Piali has a powerful leadership quality that also somehow tells me is a lot like Andy Paula. The President of the country visiting the school also seems to be based on Andy’s connection with Ex-President Abdul Kalam.
Apart from that, I liked the way Piali Roy has been etched. Her struggle with her parents, her father’s stubborn attitude and her mother’s silent support of her father – everything has been framed well.
I loved Sathya’s character. He is the perfect character for a romance and really came across as a hero. Lucky Piali!
One thing disappointed me, though. The end was abrupt and I was startled to see that that was it, the story was over. Quite unexpected!
All in all, a very well written, lovely story that is worth a read. Congratulations Andy Paula - looking forward to reading more of your work!
The cover is perfect for the book and has been done by Naila Ahmed. Kudos Naila!
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