ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Savi Sharma is an upcoming Indian author with three bestselling novels to her credit. She left her CA studies in pursuit of her dream to become a full-time writer. Published in 2016, Everyone Has a Story was her debut novel. Having sold a whopping 250,000 copies, the novel was acquired by Westland Publications. The book not only received rave reviews from readers and critics, but also went on to become India’s fastest-selling debut novel. This Is Not Your Story and Everyone Has a Story 2 are the other two bestsellers from Savi Sharma.
Narrated from the first-person perspective of its characters, the book is a sequel to Everyone Has a Story. It continues the stories of the four central characters, Meera, Vivaan, Kabir, and Nisha. The fifth and most important character in the novel is “Fate”. How the four protagonists pass the tests of Fate is the central theme of the novel.
Meera is a fledgling writer with two successful books to her credit already. Vivaan, on the other hand, is a travel enthusiast and wants to travel the world. He is not happy with his nine-to-five job and wants to quit his work to set up his own business. Meera and Vivaan have been together for three years and are looking to take their relationship to the next level.
Kabir is busy planning the expansion of his café, Kafe Kabir. He is married to Nisha, and the two have a beautiful daughter, Jianna. Nisha is overwhelmed with the new responsibilities that come with her role as a mother and wife.
Their lives on the right track until Fate decides to play spoilsport. How they overcome these tests and come out of their struggles is what Everyone Has a Story 2 is all about.
WHAT WE LIKED ABOUT EVERYONE HAS A STORY 2
As compared to its prequel, Everyone Has a Story 2 sees its story and characters evolve drastically. Every character has a depth to it and is far more relatable. As a result, readers cannot help taking a genuine interest in the characters’ lives. Savi Sharma has matured as a writer and her language comes across as more polished.
WHAT WE DID NOT LIKE ABOUT EVERYONE HAS A STORY 2
The book feels like a self-help book as the characters dish out unnecessary life advice on every other page. Readers may find this interesting in bits and pieces, but, for the most part, the plot fails to grip their attention to the end. To make matters worse, the climax too is rather predictable and clichéd.
Most people will not be impressed with how “Fate” is depicted in the novel. While we all face life’s trials and tribulations, portraying “Fate” as a villain that is waiting to throw suffering your way feels slightly unfair.
Everyone has a story to tell, everyone is a writer. Some are written in the books, some are confined to hearts.
One of the most powerful forces in the world is hope.
Everyone Has a Story 2 gets a 2-star score from Ameya. While a lighthearted read with motivating lessons in abundance, the plot is simply too predictable for the book to make a lasting impression. Readers will do well to keep their interest beyond the first few pages. The writing style, whilst definitely better than in the prequel, could have been more engaging. All things considered, the book is probably an ideal read for those who are fond of motivational stories sprinkled with a good dose of romance and emotions.
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