Wednesday, November 13, 2013

#BookReview : Wise Enough to be Foolish by Gauri Jayaram

On the jacket:

Wise Enough to Be Foolish is a fictionalized memoir that traces the journey of an Indian girl’s life, with all its challenges and delightful surprises, as she blossoms from an insecure child into a confident young woman. This roller-coaster ride of adventure, laughter and heartache, as she balances her love life with her struggle for independence, will keep you guessing – What rules will she break next? How far will she go to find herself?


Gauri Jayaram's debut book Wise Enough To Be Foolish is a story of a Punjabi girl out to conquer the world in the process of which she discovers herself. 

Personal and inspired by a real life story, a memoir-turned-into-fiction, this book is - different. Narrated by Gauri herself, the story is up close and personal; the plot draws you within itself. I began reading this book while on one of the travels, with minimum expectation. But, I was pleasantly surprised. 

Smooth flowing, engaging narration, dash of humour, society's behaviour against towards the male and female child, a regular girl's life with it's ups and downs - Wise Enough To Be Foolish is a very well-crafted book. And very honest, honesty which seeps through the pages of the book. The cover design is perfect, blends with the story perfectly. 

A book about a strong-willed, independent woman who made decisions, some of which were right and some wrong; but she dealt with them and faced challenges headlong. Despite being given the fictional touch, the book is motivating, to say the least. If you are a female reader, you will identify and draw inspiration from this book. If you are not, you will surely enjoy reading a good story.

Rating: ****/5

[This is a personal Kindle read.]

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