Review – One last time 

Blurb : 

Nakul, a fifteen-year- old boy from Delhi who has been raised with a silver spoon, visits a quaint little village in Madhya Pradesh. The crudeness and modesty of the village changes how he perceives different aspects of life. There he comes across Prakash, the son of a paddy farmer, who is the yin to his yang – their contrasting ideas on life fail to stunt the growth of their nascent friendship as ultimately it is their exuberance and a taste for adventure that bring them together. 

In the midst of their tale is the charming and talented Aakanksha who lives in the shadow of a spotlight. 

She goes through the motions of life according to the perceived ideals of society, consistently feeling a void, for she lacks a genuine friend. 

One Last Time is an eclectic and delectable fusion of Nakul’s superficial urbane sensibilities, Aakanksha’s confounded solitude and Prakash’s rustic but sagely naiveties – one that will change their destinies forever. 

A father takes his son to a village to show him how poor they are, and how rich, comfortable and luxurious life they lead. But, the son’s perception regarding the same changes completely, and he states they are much poor they than of villagers. This one famous short story is told, read and heard many times. This concept is inspiring enough to change one’s perceptive about the life. 
The novel “One last time” is authored by Anubhav Shrivastava And Shreehari H. The story revolves around Nakul, 15 year old boy who is sent to village to see around the Culture, way of living, poverty, adjustments. In short, to see the other part of the living that is totally opposite to his. It obviously takes time for one to adapt the different culture other than thier routine, no matter what circumstance you are living in. Nakul, obviously had to adjust very much towards himself to adapt in that nature, with given time and love he starts falling in love with the atmosphere. He sort of becomes to strongly connected with the land, nature, and everything else. He also finds true friendship with Prakash, who is always with him. Thier bonds had no limits in terms of love and respect towards each other. The emotions and perception of living changes him entirely, and promises to come back to the village in his next holidays. 

The book is really simple and sweet. I liked the idea and concept of the story, the authors worked on, unlike any cliche romance.

The narrative skills are quite fine with the flow of easy language. There are quiet few grammatical mistakes that could have been avoided.  I didn’t really get the catch of the title when considering the story inside the book. The cover of the book is okay ish. Nevertheless. Quiet good read. 


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