|Publisher:||penguin books india|
About the Book
Siddharth and Veera havea connection they refuse toacknowledge.There is more to Kavya than hersnooty social-butterfly act.Mahir is the heartbrokenheartbreaker.Aslesha has built all herfriendships on a foundation oflies.Nikhil has spent his entire lifelearning how to shut people out.All Aakash wants is a second chance.And then there's Ananya. Theone who was born to raise helland change the world.
About the Author
One of the country's youngestpublished authors, AnushaSubramanian was only twelvewhen she wrote her first book,Heirs of Catriona. Her hobbiesinclude reading, binge watchingtelevision shows and writing, ofcourse. Why wait for someoneelse to do it when you can writeyour own fairy tale, right?You can connect with her ontwitter @AnushaS_.
|Title:||Never Gone||Publisher:||penguin books india|
Imagine yourself sitting in the cafeteria, every day, rolling your eyes at the silly antics of your friends, laughing and not saying the things you really want say because well, there’s always tomorrow, right? Time is on your side. But what if isn’t? What if you couldn’t say all the things you wanted to say to someone and make the apologies you wanted to make? What if your time was up? Told in seven alternating viewpoints of teenagers in the same social group, dealing with the death of one of their own, Never Gone is the Indian YA Contemporary you’ve been waiting for. Truth be told, I went into this book with little to no expectations. I’d tried other debut Indian authors trying to recreate Indian School Life, and they’d failed. And Anusha Subramaniam, managed to surprise me in the SECOND CHAPTER. There were so many things I loved about this book, especially the emphasis it put on friendship and doing things in the NOW, not waiting for an unpredictable future. I adored the road trip to the beach house and the wedding and of course, finishing all the items on their friend’s bucket list. There were a lot of times when I was reminded of my school days and it felt very spot on to what different teenagers face in their lives. My favourite thing about Never Gone was Aakash and Ananya, and the dynamic between them. I loved this friendship turned something more and all the stories we heard were either swoony or hilarious and I loved them ALL. There were a few things that annoyed me a little, like: a) The dialogue was so awkward in some parts ‘MAHIR!’ Niharika (predictably) shrieked. ‘You watch. I will make your last year at school hell. No one will speak to you. You do not want to cross me!’ That it made me want to roll my eyes. After a fairly realistic book, this UNREALISTIC fairy tale like ending was a little off-putting. In a nutshell, Never Gone is a beautiful story of friendship, first love and moving on that you should def