Thursday, December 18, 2014

#BookReview: Slightly Burnt by Payal Dhar

On the jacket:

"Sahil was going to say it, no matter what stunt I pulled and then things would be all weird between us, because, you know, I just didn't feel that way about him."  Sahil has been Komal's very best friend since, well, forever. Which is why she doesn't want to hear his confession. But there isn't much she can do to stop him from saying what he has to say. When her brother gets unwittingly tangled in the whole mess that ensues, Komal finds that she is out of her depth and in desperate need of help.  Slightly Burnt is a fresh take on coming of age in India. 


Slightly Burnt is a young adult book and has a particularly attractive cover.An easy read, it lures you into the plot almost from the very beginning. A story about Sahil and Komal who are best friends till the time they have a conversation which almost breaks their friendship. Sahil confesses to Komal of his love for her and all hells break loose in the freindship. How do the friends deal with this? 

Dhar has dealt with important issues in a very smooth manner.She has kept the language simple, yet good. Despite being an easy read, Slightly Burnt has also tackled issues like homosexuality, one of the burning issues of this country and amongst the youth. 

A one-sitting read, I liked this book quite a lot.

Rating: ***.5/5

[This review is for Bloomsbury India. The opinions are strictly my own and not been written under any obligation.]

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