A good [short story] would take me out of myself and then stuff me back in, outsized, now, and uneasy with the fit.| The Art of Being Grateful by Manali Desai.

The author tries to showcase each and every stories with human sensitivity bringing us a blend of storytelling and happiness with child like purity.

Some of my favourites are:

๐Ÿƒ Unlike in the movies: Tanvi and Mayank have been best friends ever since they were children. Is it just friendship though? To everyone around them, it seems more, but what do these two think? Will it be the clichรฉ story just like we have seen in our most favorite movies or will it be something different?

๐Ÿƒ Self happiness above all: Maanvi’s life has always been about making everyone around realize that she is worthy too. From her test grades to her body type, everyone always had a piece of advice to give or some judgement to pass. How does Maanvi get affected by these? Does she manage to prove her worth to the world?

๐Ÿƒ A Fairy tale Christmas: Kris has a dream on Christmas eve where he meets with characters from the Christmas stories his mother has been reading out to him since the past week. These characters interact with Kris about their stories and share humorous anecdotes leading to an overall excitement in Kris’s mind and heart about the coming day.

Manali Desai makes sure to keep her readers comfortable with the lucid storyline pgs every story. They bring out many emotions and most importantly portrays humanity. The stories that I mentioned above are well elaborated and the narratives are meaningful.

I also loved the fact that the book had bonus reading that provided short snippets stories collected by the author in heyy journey of writing.

If I had to do constructive criticism I would rather tell that some stories just ended politely without much detailing. I was expecting more suspense and thrill . I was expecting the formation of how l-o-v-e flourished between the girls in “Love is in the air”.

However these stories definitely requires attention and requires recognition and I would recommend to all those who are looking for a short light read and also to the beginners who want to cultivate reading habits.

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One thought on “A good [short story] would take me out of myself and then stuff me back in, outsized, now, and uneasy with the fit.| The Art of Being Grateful by Manali Desai.

  1. The title seem too long. I like your way of review – I mean you give spacing and written in bullet points but, you can also give focus on formal format of reviewing. This will make your review blog more professional!

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