Book Reviews, Books, Fiction

BOOK REVIEW: Spoilt for Choice by Poornansh Shrivastava

Pages: 210

Published: May 2017 by Half Baked Beans

Cover Rating: 4/5

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Spoilt for Choice by Dr. Poornansh Shirvastava is a different type of story. It’s a reincarnation of a teenage boy to a man through struggles and achieving one’s own dreams. This work of fiction is semi-autobiographical consists a story of a boy among 200 Riders who participate in motorcycle racing every season to conduct for the final round that leads to one champion.

What kind of people are these who race without seeking any fame just to fulfil their passion? Not a normal person. Every rider has their own story and some become love stories. This story is about a small town boy, Samarth, who fell in love with a girl named Sanchi. He was passionate about sports, she wasn’t. She wanted love from him, he was spoilt for choice. Long distance relationship needs trust and understanding but he needed some time to understand these things. He chose his passion and she also made her choice. Can a person do whatever he/she is passionate about? Sometimes a lot depends on the choice you make, especially your happiness.

The pace of the book, being above average, copes really well with the storyline. The storyline as described in the synopsis, is different and the presentation is not what you find in a typical novel that shares its boundaries under the subgenre of romance/romantic-fiction and at the same time with contemporary fiction. The theme of passion used to develop the character of protagonist, whom at the start was not worthy of my attention but as the story progresses, deserves all the attention a reader can find and give.

The autobiographical touch to the storyline does arouse my curiosity for the storyline as I tried figuring out what part of it is from the account of author’s life and what is not. There characterisation is done almost perfectly. Not a huge list of characters, I must say. Writing is good, simple and any reader will find it engaging.

I’d recommend this book to readers who are interested in YA, contemporary fiction, or anyone who just want to read about one’s struggles in overcoming his past.

4 out of 5


Note: I received this book from the author but that doesn’t mean my review is breaking any reviewing rules.

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