What do you do when your one true love is snatched away from you? Do you find a new love? Or do you go on loving your old love?
Raj has known Aavya since they were kids. It is only now, at the threshold of adulthood that he has woken up to her beauty and grace. He is a dreamer while she is a realist. Together, they make a perfect pair. Both are visionaries who want to change the world in their unique way. But life has other plans for Raj. Aavya is spirited away across oceans by enraged parents, while Raj recuperates in a hospital. A decade later, Raj has been chasing Avaya’s ghost across continents. Will their love find a way back to each other? And can love last when there is no promise that the lovers will ever be United? Aavya is the story of love, perseverance and finding hope in the darkest of times. It unfolds in letters spanning decades; written by those who lived it. At its heart is a hopeless romantic who makes his own world when the world rejects him – Raj.
Aavya and Raj, children of Business Partners Vinod Sharma and Amar Baijal are in love when they reach their teens. Being childhood friends they know each other well, having spent most of their time together. All though father of Aavya never used to like Raj much because of his dreamy ways.
The story is written by means of letter exchanges between Teens Aavya and Raj, emails between Raj and his best friend Rohit, Aavya and her best friend Shruti and to the future Raj by present Raj.
The timeline of emails/letters was a bit confusing at first but as I read further I understood. The ending of the book was everything. An unexpected one. That’s what makes it refreshing.
I personally found this book more of chic lit romance novel, with a chase going on. The story was too descriptive at times. I felt myself lost in all the adjectives used to describe Raj’s love for Aavya. It’s tragic yet it comes with a silver lining that not every love is meant to be successful, there are times when you would feel like slapping the protagonist for his sheer foolishness, to wake him up in order to face reality, yet the way the story would unfold is unpredictable, even if you have read so many love stories.
The story is rambling, sentimentalized and slow-going. Overall, the book is an emotional love story with amazing words. I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys love stories.