Lemon Girl

Apr 1, 2015

Book Title: Lemon Girl
Author: Jyoti Arora
Genres: Fiction
Rating: 4
'It's all your fault.'Mere words these are. "But words can possess a shadow invincible enough to rob even a soul of its eternity."
In a society that finds it easier to mark sins of a victim than the culprit, Nirvi is a young girl punishing herself for the faults she did not do and avenging her hurts by defeating her own truth.She is scared of her future, and ashamed of her past. She is failing herself, and knows it. She has had a long line of boyfriends, and hated them all. She detests the guy she is living with, runs away from the one she loves , and seduces the one who can never love her. When Arsh first sees Nirvi, she's a free and frank girl in whose eyes sparkle the lemony zest of life. The next time he sees her, she is a voiceless doll draped in clothes that cover her body less and shroud her soul more. And Arsh can't rest till he finds out what made Nirvi give up her own real self.Nirvi knows she is dragging herself on a path from which there can be no recovery. Can her spirit survive the treacherous downfall? Or is the pull of fear and push of desperation just too strong to withstand for a girl who believes she has "nowhere else to go" but down.
"When it's time for you to fall in love, even a lemon can become the cause of it," says Arsh.But can love survive, when even the self love dies?Can love survive when respect is no more?Does true love have the power to revive a dying soul?
Find out in the pages of this brilliantly woven, intense, heart-warming and thought-provoking saga of RISING IN LOVE...


Lemon girl - It is not often that we come across a book title with a cute little reasoning behind the name. If I were to flatter the Author, I would say that this title is something I really liked only next to the Magnum Opus 'Ponniyin Selvan'(a Tamil Historic Fiction written in the 1950s. The culprit behind my reservations against giving 5 star to books I like).

When it comes to story telling, I have read books that paint the story in your mind. Few manage to give life to it. Lemon girl is neither of these. Its like listening to someone tell a story. Its captivating and engrossing.  The story is narrated in Nirvi(the Lemon Girl) and Arsh's point of views alternatively. It deals with such an intense topic but without the gory details. It makes you feel sad & thinking rather than angry & raging. And I guess 'thinking' works better in long term than 'reacting'. 

I loved how Arsh was not trying to behave like a hero when he kept reminding himself that Tiya would make an ideal partner(especially when Nirvi tried to seduce him). And I enjoyed the analogy between Nirvi's actions and Parasites. The story comes to a close naturally and beautifully, just the way I would like it to be. One can't afford to sound dramatic or cliched when handling such a sensitive topic. And that's what someone like Nirvi deserves - to be respected and treated like any other women. It's not her fault! 

I liked everything about this book - the plot, the characterization, the ending. Only thing I did not enjoy is the cover. The cover actually put me off from reading the book earlier than I did. That's why someone wise had suggested not to judge a Book by its cover! Apart from the cover, I thought I should have felt a stab in my heart when I read about Nirvi's past. A Part of it can be attributed to the spoilers online(and a part to the story telling syle as mentioned above?) but I still believe the Author could have worked more on that part. Nevertheless, Author Jyoti Arora's brilliant writing shines through every page. I really wish she writes more and more!

Recommendation: Must read!

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  1. Hi, thanks for the review! I'm glad that you enjoyed the book. Will keep your criticism in mind and try to learn from it in my future writing attempts :)

  2. Thanks for stopping by Jyoti Arora :)


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