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Waves in the sky — by Rakhi Jayashankar

Pages: 218

Price: Rs. 49 INR(Kindle Edition)


Buy here: https://amzn.to/30zeV7X

Time maneuvered their lives through unforeseen circumstances. The canaries- Charu, Ananya, Neha, Avantika,Raihana and Yami- the heart and soul of Naivedya, run by Ms.Malini. They played together, studied together, stayed together, under the shades of their mother banyan, till they fell apart. Little did they know that they would be centrifuged by the Waves in the Sky. Hanging on to their mother banyan, they held their wings together and fought the storm.
A mind boggling tale of six headstrong girls, thirty years of their life, their mother banyan-Ms.Malini and a mystery.
A thrilling mysterious contemporary fiction.

About the author:

Rakhi was born in a small town in Kerala. Born and brought up as a quintessential small town girl, she had always been ambitious and goal-oriented. After her masters in Biotechnology and Business Administration, she joined as a HR recruiter in a consulting firm. Her eight-year-old love life blossomed into marriage in 2010 and she joined her husband’s family business. Blessed with three children, she is a full time mother and an author. Her passion for literature made her the author of the poetry collection Un-assuaged — The blossoms of my imaginations. She started writing her blogs in 2015.

Outset — https://rakhijayashankar.blogspot.com/

Scrutiny — https://jayashankarrakhi.wordpress.com/

Her contributions were also published in various online magazines

She can be reached through mail: jayashankarrakhi@gmail.com

Twitter @rakhijayasankar

FB @rakhijayashankar

My take on the book:

CANARY — the abbreviation for the group of six girls Charu, Ananya, Neha, Avantika, Raihanna, Yami and this story is about these six girls, starting from their teenage, high school days. Each of them have a different background and their own struggles. Interestingly Ananya and Avantika are twin sisters but have with their own set of insecurities.

Charu has been brought up away from her parents at her grandparents house, which, over the years, created a mental and emotional gap between them. Ananya is insecure of Avantika grabbing attention of the boys as she assumes her fairer complexion is superior to Avantika’s dusky tone. Raihanna though shares the hostel room with the other girls and considered a part of the group, always stays aloof and is engrossed in her own world of books and scoring marks. Yami is brought up in an orphanage and later adopted by a kind family who treats her as their own.

Life seems to be a fun ride till the girls discover one day that not all was well in their paradise and a lot was happening behind them. Is it jealousy or something else — before they could find the reason for the sudden issues that cropped between them, they are all separated to pursue their higher studies and hence move to different destinations. Is this the end of their friendship or does life has different plans forms the rest of the story.

Six girls sharing room in high school and forging a beautiful bond of friendship is a very interesting theme and would take most readers on a nostalgia ride as the situations these girls face are so relatable. Also, each of them has a very strong, independent, no non-sense personas which makes them very lovable. Also, since the story’s timeline is in the past, there is a certain innocence to each of them. Those readers hailing from Kerala would love the book more for the authentic, intricate details used in the narration. Pick this one to be taken into the world of these girls, to experience their happiness, madness, emotions all at once.

“I got the book as a part of the review program in Outset” https://rakhijayashankar.blogspot.in

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