Book: Sunshine Town
Author: Maniissh Aroraa
Published by: Peacock Books
Number of pages: 186 pages
My Rating: 3.5/5
MY REVIEW: The author Maniissh Aroraa sent me a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.
Though the story is told from the point of view of a young boy, I feel that the story is relevant to adults also.
Shlok is a teenager who lives in a small town in North India with his parents. They are a regular middle class family, wherein the father harbours a dream that Shlok will become a doctor. However, Shlok is not the best of students academically.
The family gets a new neighbour, a young girl of Shlok’s age, Natasha. Shlok, like any teenage boy of his age, tries to impress her and make a good impression on her.
Certain incidents take place in the story that inspire Shlok to change his ways and try to improve in his academics as well as other aspects of his life. At the same time, Shlok and Natasha find themselves falling in love with each other. But there also, the path is not entirely smooth.
Though Shlok admittedly tries hard to self-improve, he does have to face many setbacks in trying to reach his goals.
Does Shlok succeed in fulfilling his father’s dream of becoming a doctor? Can Shlok and Natasha be together as a couple? One needs to read the book to find out.
The story appeals to teenagers and adults alike as the message the story gives can be understood and applied by everyone. The book “Sunshine Town” can be ordered on Amazon, Flipkart and Infibeam. It is also available in select bookstores.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Maniissh Aroraa is a published author and an IT professional living in Bangalore. He can be followed on Instagram @writetomaniissh.