|No. of Pages:||160|
About the Book
"Akriti has led a pretty much sheltered life.
Zayn has been shuttled from city to city when he was growing up.
She is comfortable watching her life from the sidelines.
He wants to feel rooted to a place he can call 'home'.
They meet each other quite by chance.
And both seize the chance to be someone they both need in their lives:
For Zayn, it's a 'Partner-In-Crime'.
For Akriti, someone who just knows how to be there for her
When their worlds collide,
It is not what either of them expected it to be.
Zayn has a steady girlfriend. And Akriti has a crush on him.
What happens these two become friends?
The biggest adventure of their lives? Or the road to heartbreak?
What happens when two completely different people collide?
Do they become friends? Or, is their friendship doomed from the start?
'When Our Worlds Collide' is the story of two twenty-three-year olds,
Who are finally growing up and finding their feet in the world.
A tale of friendship and love, crushes and betrayals, messes and second chances,
Marriage and divorce and the elusive happily ever after!
About the Author
Aniesha Brahma knew she wanted to be a writer since she was six years old. She was schooled in Dolna Day School and went on to pursue B.A., M.A., and M.Phil in Comparative Literature from Jadavpur Univeristy. She currently lives in Kolkata, with her family and five pet cats. The Secret Proposal was her debut novel, followed by The Guitar Girl. She was a contributing author with her story The Difference, in the anthology: Voices, Old & New. When Our Worlds Collide is her third work of fiction, and first novella. "
|Title:||When Our Worlds Collide||Publisher:||General Press|
|No. of Pages:||160|
“When Our Worlds Collide”… the title, plus the cover design would usually lead me to think that this is one of those romance novels that go the expected route. But the book, without a doubt, surprised me. “We will assure you by the end of this very different tale that it’s not always about the happy ending.” That was what the preface said, but the happily ever after does happen for the characters, just not in the way I expected after reading the title or looking at the cover.
What I loved the most about the story is how she deals with the problems in her life bravely. She doesn’t care about her lack of social skills, she is happy about the life she lives. And even when she is forced to get out of her comfort zone, she happily does it with just a slight push. Throughout the book, she discovers herself and her abilities and decided to live a life that she wishes for. Just something we all need : a happy ending. I loved Aniesha’s new novella very much. Her writing, her ability to capture feelings beautifully totally makes her one to watch out for. I really hope to read more of her stories.
Where do I start? Have you ever had a crush or a teenage love for somebody? If yes, you will relate to it so well. Every feeling, every action, every reaction is so aptly captured in this book which will definitely leave a smile when you close the book. In this beautiful novel, Aniesha delves into the human emotions dealing with love, separation and motivation. Our protagonist, Akriti is a total introvert whose family problems has always kept her in a small world, revolving around her mother and a cafeteria they own. When the charming Zayn and his girlfriend, Nimmi (who also happens to be her ex schoolmate) stumbles into her life, it changes forever. On one hand, she is struggling with her daily fights with her mother, who is planning to sell the cafe and on the other hand, Zayn effortlessly sweeps her off feet with his charming personality. While she struggles to keep her cafe running with the help of her friend Ayoub, and some young school children, she also has to manage her new life with Zayn. As you read through the book, you’ll discover that Akriti is much more than some introverted, powerless girl that she initially appears to be.
"The destination doesn't always matter most of the times its about the journey.Likewise in WOWC its not about the ending but about the story...its about finding yourself, its about losing your inhibitions and getting to know yourself better."
I liked how 'When Our Worlds Collide' uses the motif of 'When Harry Met Sally'. Although Akriti and Zayn do not keep meeting without realizing it. It once that they glimpse each other…only to meet years later and become really good friends. The undertone of regret, of not meeting each other first, before anyone else met them is there throughout the story. And it is a feeling most of us can identify with. Even though Nimmi, Zayn's girlfriend, is a minor character in the book, I would have loved to see things from her point of view as well. If you are into realistic romance, this book's for you!