Love is love. You love from the soul, not from your gender.
That’s true, I love her by Priyanka MA Singh is a modern story of Ammara who tries to exit from a year long relationship and travels to Thailand with her parents and gradually falls for her tour guide Bam, who even I felt was named boy-like.
The book deals with accepting the flaws, understanding oneself and also gives us a lesson to not regret the decisions later. That’s true, I love her stands apart from other LGBTQ stories because the author tries to distinctly differentiate the mind processes of both straight and homosexual mentality- where, in hand, Ammara rethinks her decision of breaking up with her boyfriend and perhaps gives him a second chance. But her memories with Bam doesn’t allow her to forget Thailand. We see a lot of dilemmas happening to make a firm accepted reality on Ammara’s sexuality.
The book starts with the protagonist breaking up with her boyfriend and goes on a trip to Thailand with her parents. On the trip, Ammara falls for the tourist guide Bam who later reveals her true identity as a girl. Perhaps, this revelation doesn’t change her love for Bam but only infuses into greater heights.
Author gives us a bunch of touristy experiences portraying the glimpse of Thailand in a too detailed manner that deviates the book from its main theme. The story takes a dig into the life of Pride members as author sneaks into the past of Ammara’s friend who happens to fall in love with the same sex man. There’s also a dig at religion rivalry, social stigma becomes a reality check for the readers. The last of parents coming forth to help Ammara accept how she is really heartfelt. The carefree approach to Ammara’s sexuality doesn’t afflict her family.
The narrative is simple and almost known for the readers to process the future of the story. The writing is simple but the real connection is made precisely.
Though there’s a lot of personal emotional delicates the book is successful in expressing the progressive thought with an important message.
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