Love is Vodka, a shot ain’t enough ! by Amit Shankar
If love is all about freedom and honest expression then how can one associate it with loyalty?
Being a love child; Moon, the protagonist is anything but a conventional teen. With a leading TV news anchor as her mother, an aspiring entrepreneur as her boy friend, the word LOVE baffles her. The whole idea of having one partner and love being eternal is beyond her comprehension.
Life turns upside down when she falls for the CEO, who happens to be her mother’s boyfriend too. Destiny further complicates things by blessing her with a big time modelling assignment and she becomes famous and popular overnight.
A war starts waging between her head & heart on a lot of issues exposing her to various forms of love online & offline.
Will she decipher the true meaning of love? Embark on an exhilarating rendezvous with Moon and discover love like never before.
Well, to start with, I was a little skeptical about this book at the start.
I received the book by blogadda just before I was setting out on a vacation to Rajasthan. I carried the book along and read it during the travel.
However, this book turned out to be a great surprise! I loved reading it 🙂
The one thing that I really appreciate in the book is the characterization of its female leads. Weather it is the lead protagonist, Moon or her mother Payal Malik, they are showcased as the current age, strong females with a head of their own. While Moon is on a constant lookout for true love and its meaning during the course of the book, Payal has been a single mother who has built a strong career and a place in society.
The book connects with you at several levels emotionally. A grown up teen, her perspective of the society, the relationship with the parent, fatherly love, ……..and more……. it all strikes a chord! I almost cried when the story reaches its peak with Moon having the first taste of success and her father passing away in a plane crash on his way to meet her for the first time…
The other aspect that the story touched is how today’s world is constantly connected via the social media and how it impacts them. I believe we all saw ourselves in Moon whenever she felt the happiness and the excitement with the comments and likes on her posts and pictures.
The only section where the book becomes a bit slow for me is towards the end.. The anti-corruption rally and how it turned into a political stunt was so quite resembling the Anna movement…
But, overall, the book is a fabulous read !
My Rating : 3/5