Title: You Begin Where I End
Author: Sarang Jairaj
The cover is quirky and beautiful. It shows different aspects of the protagonist’s life. In the whole Nafisa (the protagonist) is shown as an overweight girl and uses “panda” to describe herself but the girl on the cover isn’t shown like that. While reading this book, the cover turns disappointing and not accurate for the plot.
The book starts with Nafisa having a terrible breakup which is hard for her to deal with. She ends up with jealousy and starts using a dating app which ” rhymes with hinder”. The book is filled with texts like “rhymes with” which becomes quite irritating. Through the dating app, she meets Amar which resulted in love and lust. She then meets Kiaan through Quora and they become penpals. Then sudden death of her mother leads her into extreme sadness for her. After this, the plot becomes interesting when her mother’s diary entries are introduced and one is able to explore the love story of her mother. Through each chapter, Nafisa is trying to heal herself while Kiaan unknowingly helps her in this, which results in Nafisa getting attracted towards him. The writing style could have been better as the author is trying to convey something but if the writing style would have been enriched it could leave an impact on the reader. The latter part catches the attention when different circumstances are introduced. It describes different problems her mother had to deal with.
Overall, it was a disappointing read for me.
Thanks @thatinsonomiac.reader and @powerpuffwords for the review copy!