To Skies and Water is a fiction book that shows a mirror on how mental illness grips a young aspiring girl having number of instances as an after fall of a tragic incident. It throws light upon a realistic world breaking apart. Rather, it is a success story of overcoming depression by focusing on other important aspects and win life over ordeals.
An emotional ride that would grip you in a painful way. This novel is the quest of the young girl to solve puzzled life leading her way to co-exist in her flawed life with the mental illness.
Aveera is a young girl, focused on life. She is an ambitious youth, very dear to her family and friends. She goes to study in her dream college in Scotland, makes great friends from various parts of world and excels in her studies and relationship.
She meets Aryan a young handsome in the most unexpected manners and later fall in love with her. She experiences blissful romantic moments with this lover man until one day she meets with a fetal accident. The incidents that follow after the accident is not at all favorable for Aveera leading her to become insanely crazy, low. Shattered and torn apart. Where is Aryan? Why didn’t he come to visit Aveera during her weak condition? Will Aveera triumph over her mental illness?
The book is less than 200 pages but conveys an impactful message that has become so vital in today’s circumstances. The author of the book, Srijandeep Kaur Ubha presents this story in the most lucid writing. The style of the storytelling in the initial pages are very modern and contemporary to make it easy for her readers.
The storyline is engaging and it wouldn’t stop throwing you sequences of drama reminding the readers about family and friends and how they impact our lives. There’s a fluidity in character analysis too. The main character is given quite an importance. The characters show the real emotions like ordinary humans.
But somehow I was not convinced with the romance development of Aveera and Aryan. It seemed too dramatic and surreal that I was falling out of belief.
I loved the unexpected twist that literally made me finish the book in one day. All the supporting characters play their roles beautifully standing with Aveera in are darkest days and not making her feel accused of depression.
Overall, it’s a simple book made lots interesting with drama, twists and turns and with an important message.
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