Before beginning with the review, a hearty thank you to the publisher for providing a free copy of the book in exchange for an honest review! 🙂 As the title suggests, the book is a love story that undergoes many twists and turns and yet manages to retain its essence. Every love story is special in its own way and so is this one. So here’s what the book will offer you!
The story is about Siddharth, a Bengali teenager, who gets introduced to Hazel, a Catholic girl, in his school and instantly falls for her. The two soon develop a friendship that progresses into a romantic relationship and a lifetime commitment. After spending several years together in college, Siddharth and Hazel’s relationship, however, meets a tragic end as the two get separated. Hazel leaves the town along with her family and a clueless Siddharth has no alternative but to move on.
But Siddharth’s life changes several years after separating from the love of his life when an anonymous caller informs him that Hazel is in coma post a fatal accident. Unable to control the desire to see her, Siddharth rushes to Jamshedpur, the place where the lovers grew up together and fell in love. Initially reluctant to face Hazel and her mother in the hospital, Siddharth soon rekindles their friendship and becomes a part of their lives.
However, a shocking truth awaits him in the form of several letters written to him by Hazel during their years of separation. Where had Hazel been all these years? Who had been a part of her life? Did she ever get married? The letters hold the answers and the key to Hazel’s soul.
The author retains a simple and uncomplicated writing style throughout the book, juggling between the present and the flashback. The letters by Hazel are narrated in a very creative manner that makes one nostalgic, happy and emotional at the same time.
‘Key To My Soul’ is a simple and delightful love story that perfectly portrays the feelings of friendship, love, betrayal and heartbreak. It is a creative tale of teenage romance that is left behind in the race of life, only to be rekindled years later. It explains how the simplest and most effortless relationships complicate over time and reflects the passion and desire of first love. Do read the book if you are a fan of romance fiction!
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