05 December, 2015

#BookReview :: Grow Up Moon! by Suditi Jindal

'Grow Up Moon!' traces the struggle and strife in the file of Moon who relocates after marriage. She confronts the dilemmas of living in a city bustling with opportunities that are the forbidden fruit for her enthusiastic and ambitious soul.

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Grow Up Moon tells us the story of Moon, a girl who is just one of many faces in the crowd. There is nothing extraordinary about her life. She is just another girl who met a guy, fell for him over the time, got married, moved to a different household and made a new life for herself which was very different from what she had always dreamed of. Sound familiar? Perhaps it is the story of your life or maybe that of someone you know closely? 

That is the most outstanding thing about this book – the plot. It will not give you an adrenaline rush or keep you guessing. Yet it will fold you in within its pages with a feeling of familiarity. It is the twenty first century, yet Moon’s story is something that happens to someone in every family of this country. The society has expectations and set standards for what a woman’s life should be like. Anyone daring to step outside those lines will invariably faces harsh judgment from all corners. And then there are women who live by those rules and eventually lose herself completely.  Which group does Moon belong to? Would you agree or disagree with her decisions? Well, you will have to read the book to find out.

The book loses its edge beyond the plot. The characters are loosely developed and while they soon became predictable, it was not very easy to identify with them. The language used is not at all inviting and typo/editing errors only add to its woes. The flow in the narration of the story is very fragmented and it is easy to lose the thread of the story. As a result I put this book down several times and read it over a week while it usually takes me 2-3 hours in one sitting to finish a book of its size.

Review Copy received from Core PR

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