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Title: Lemon Girl

Author: Jyoti Arora

ISBN: 9789351749622

My Review

Rape…Rape…Rape… I am confident that by the time, this review catches your eyeballs, you all might have read numerous accounts and reports about females being raped and call of the learned people on the misdeeds but how many of you have ever tried a decent and true attempt to go beyond the boundaries of books and words in order to find out what happened next?

Some of you might have been strangulated in the cob-web of questions as to what was the reason behind such occurrences. Quite a few of you might have labeled the victim as a culprit herself and even tried to speculate the possible alternatives that she could have chosen. Let me make the guessing game easier for you. You MUST have come up with the suggestion such as if the ‘girl’ would have been with her close ones then this mishap could have been averted but is it really true?

What about the ill-fated girls who are besotted by their lovers? Whom should they look up to then? Is losing independence the ONLY cost of breaking the shackles of dependency? Is it necessary that confident and outspoken girls need to be punished this way for being what they are? Is it necessary that females are bound to be fragile, timid and limited within the boundary walls? What to do if the saver himself attacks her?

The author Jyoti Arora picks one such plot and raises the concern for the security of confident, well educated, self made – in short a lemony girl. She named her Nirvi – the lemon girl. She is blessed with all the zest in life until one day she loses it all. Jyoti herself is a strong headed girl and she understand what all does it takes to stand up again and with heads high! She teaches this to her readers through this story. This is not a normal victim turned victorious types of story glorifying the social causes rather it is about the inner strength, the inner beauty.

Nirvi has a long path to cross no support and faith in nearies and dearies! How will she cope up with this? What will she do? Why did her love swindle her? Why did her parents leave her? What about friends? Above all, what did happen that day, at that hour, at that moment? A path breaking take on the heinous social crime tagged as ‘RAPE’. Unlike other authors she did not build up rosy dream like impressions between the love birds, she did not even let her protagonist cry and beg for mercy, she did not even make her weak to fall back and she did not leave her lose her zest, her lemony tinge. She recoils back and with a bang!

This is my second chance to review her writing. The first book was – Dream’s Sake. Her writings are close to heart. She writes as if your heart is speaking. She has that friend-like cozy feeling in her writing that binds the readers with her characters instantly. I found this work more interesting than the previous one. She seems to be more focused and in her approach and characterization. With numerous writers attending to this theme, her story stands apart because she takes a stand for her characters and with her characters.

I recommend this book especially to college going girls because they have that stamina and strength to stand up and take a stand. In addition to this, this book is a perfect choice for confident, self-made, hard working, and outgoing, hardworking females. Rock on!

About the Book

‘It’s all your fault.’

Mere words these are.

“But words can possess a shadow invincible

Enough to rob even a soul of its eternity.”

In a society that finds it easier to mark sins of a victim than the culprit, Nirvi is a young girl punishing herself for the faults she did not do and avenging her hurts by defeating her own truth.

She is scared of her future, and ashamed of her past. She is failing herself, and knows it. She has  had a long line of boyfriends, and hated them all. She detests the guy she is living with, runs away from the one she loves, and seduces the one who can never love her.

When Arsh first sees Nirvi, she’s a free and frank girl in whose eyes sparkles the lemony zest of life. The next time he sees her, she is a voiceless doll draped in clothes that cover her body less and shroud her soul more. And Arsh can’t rest till he finds out what made Nirvi give up her own real self.

Nirvi knows she is dragging herself on a path from which there can be no recovery. Can her spirit survive the treacherous downfall? Or is the pull of fear and push of desperation just too strong to withstand for a girl who believes she has “nowhere else to go” but down.

“When it’s time for you to fall in love, even a lemon can become the cause of it.” Says Arsh.

But can love survive, when even the self love dies?

Can love survive when respect is no more?

Does true love have the power to revive a dying soul?

Find out in the pages of this brilliantly woven, intense, heart-warming and thought-provoking saga of RISING IN LOVE…

About the Author

Jyoti Arora is a Post Graduate in English Literature and Applied Psychology. Her writing achievements include two novels, three blogs, several wins in national level blog competitions, over five years of freelance writing experience, developing books for kids and abridging 24 famous English novels like Jane Eyre, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn etc.

Jyoti’s first novel, Dream’s Sake, was published in 2011 by V & S Publishers. It received great reviews and much appreciation from readers.

Books have always been Jyoti’s best friends. In fact, books so fascinated her from early childhood that she learnt reading, by herself most fortunate that she is able to pursue her dream of being a novelist and work at what she loves best.

However, if books are Jyoti’s first love, and she’s still very devoted to them, the thrilling and steadily advancing world of technology also fascinates her. As a result, one of Jyoti’s blog is a technological blog called TechnoTReats. In 2011, a post in this blog won her the title of Samsung Mobiler.

Jyoti is a patient of Thalessemia Major which forced her to stop going to school after class seventh. After that, she continued her studies on her own through correspondence courses. Her zest to overcome her medical problems and zeal to achieve success and make her dreams come true has made her an inspiration for many.

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