Title– The girl who knew too much
Author– Vikrant Khanna
Publisher-Penguin Random House India
Number of pages– 224 pages
Price– 175 INR
Can true love bring someone back from the dead?Akshara is left devastated by her mother’s death and spends most of her time in solitude at the local park. One day, as she is sobbing uncontrollably, a young man named Harry approaches her. They become friends and Harry recounts to her a story about the miraculous reunion of a young woman and her dead boyfriend to help ease some of her pain. The story makes Akshara hopeful that she can perhaps see her dead mother again. But she soon realizes that Harry isn’t what he seems to be. Even the characters in his story seem dubious, almost unreal. So what is he hiding? And why? Is there any truth to his story at all?In this darkly suspenseful romance mystery, Akshara is left facing a truth that will make her doubt not just Harry but herself as well . . .
The girl who knew too much is the story of Akshara, a 12 year old girl, who is devastated with her mother’s death. She always comes to this garden/local park where one day she meets Harry (Harvinder Singh) who tries to lessen her grief by telling her his love story, one sided love story. He narrates her a story about his love, Sahiba and her lover, Siddharth whom he has nicknamed “Ugly nails”.
The book starts off very well with nice description however, as you will read further you will find it being dragged a little bit.
The first thing that will attract you to buy this book is it’s cover page. It’s attractive indeed but talking about the title of the book, it is something I really disliked. I mean it’s a trend or what to start a book’s title with ” the girl, the boy…”
Coming up to the blurb of the book, it is something that is misleading and is nowhere close to what the plot is all about.
The narration was good, characterization was good too. Overall, it’s not a type of book that I really loved/liked but giving it a read or not is all up to you.
My Ratings– (2/5) stars
P.S- This book has been provided by Arudhaa club in exchange of an honest review.