Genres: Romance, Fiction
Himanshu Rai’s latest Book, My Mute Girlfriend is a typical romance fiction. I generally do not adore reading novels in this genre but this one caught my eye because of the title and blurb of the book.
The Plot revolves around the boy, Rohan, the protagonist in this story and lives with his family. He has a teenage crush on a girl in his school and decides to propose her. Soon an incident in his life turns around his plans and he finds himself sitting for admit counseling after getting a good result in an entrance exam and fulfill his family’s dreams. This where we meet our second protagonist of the story. The female lead, Vaidehi. She and Rohan soon become friends after being in the same class. She has a reputation for being an egotist but with Rohan, she is a different personality. They love each other until a day when Vaidehi’s behavior towards Rohan changes completely and she stops talking to him. The question this incident arouses is why is she behaving in that manner?
The plot is organized well from to the end of the novel. It does follow the same standard as other romantic novel but the twist and turns do beg it to differ when both the characters have their fate turned around. I cannot talk about the climax as it is the authentic reason that makes the plot a bit different in its own genre. The theme tries to unveil in the end is genuine and beautiful. The use of subplots is done essentially well and above my expectation. They never felt like a dragging element to me.
The characterization in this novel is transparent but for me, it did lack in-depth development. At the start, it did feel good that the author is exploring the protagonist teenage days. But as the plot advances, I was not able to predict or guess their motives even though I’d love to be wrong in that matter. The narrative voice does help sometimes to turn the pages.
The length of the book compliments the plot to develop. I recommend this book if you are looking forward to reading something authentic that might touch your heart in the end, in the romantic fiction world.
3 out of 5
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