Lemon Girl (Jyoti Arora) - Review

Lemon Girl (Jyoti Arora) - Review

Lemon Girl (Jyoti Arora) - Rating

Author:  Jyoti Arora
Publisher: Self Published
Publication Year: 2014
ISBN: 9789351749
Pages: Paperback, 168 pages

Nirvi is a culprit of a sin she never committed as per the society’s norms. She is hurting herself, punishing for the faults that were never committed by her. She has suppressed true self, the bubbly and chirpy real her because she is scared of her future and wants to appear perfect not real. With a long list of boyfriends she had had, she had hated them all someday and then broken up. 

Arsh fell in love with Nirvi the moment he saw her. However, back then, she was her real self, the version of her that is non-existent now. 

Will he stop before finding out what made Nirvi a lifeless doll? Will Nirvi be able to cope up with the past that has wrecked her life? Does Arsh still loves Nirvi? Will Nirvi find her true love in someone? 

Lemon Girl is a coming of age novel of a girl who portrays the fate of many women in Indian society spiraled down a romantic shade of life.

Jyoti Arora, the author of Lemon Girl, does a fine job in creating a situation that is both thought provoking and intense. The plot of the story is quite different from the run-on-the-mill teenage romance fictions we often come across. She carefully builds up a situation that will make you feel for the protagonist girl.

Saying anything regarding the character of Nirvi might come up as a spoiler and thus, I will not talk more in that zone.

Lemon Girl was a quick read for me. You keep turning pages given that you have that much time until you finish off the book. A lot of turns crawl up in the lives of leading characters reflecting the reality of life that is being lived by us in the present world. The present world is modern and developed but the book shreds the thought and the statement appears to be ironical.

I found the book to be good but there were some things I did not like and that is a sheer personal opinion. It does not target the capability of the author but only clarifies my reading experience. I found the phrase ‘Lemon Girl’ over used throughout the context of the book. At some places, I could not understand the behavior of Nirvi. Some phrases explaining how a girl is considered responsible for her own abuse did not go well for me; seemed like author’s feelings towards the cause pushed him to mention everything. Why did the culprit do it remained unclear and unexplained. It’s not a usual thing and I felt it should have been explained.

Overall, Lemon Girl is definitely a good work that should be read by everyone because it is different and raises up some valid points towards an issue that has set its roots deep in our society.

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April 29, 2015 at 2:13 AM delete

Hi, thanks for the review. I'm glad to know that you liked the book :)


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