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After reading the synopsis of the book, I was filled with dread that the book would be the same sad and depressing tale about a girl who had suffered during the Partition!

books Updated: Jun 26, 2010 01:18 IST
Namya Sinha

Title: Perfect Eight
Author: Reema Moudgil
Publisher: Tranquebar
Price: Rs 200

After reading the synopsis of the book, I was filled with dread that book would be the same sad and depressing tale about a girl who had suffered during the Partition! But, the bleak initial chapters open into an interesting tale that makes it difficult to put down the book and resume the work you promised you’d do after finishing one more chapter.

The story revolved around Ira, and the insecurities she faces because of her mother. The story takes you on a journey through Lahore, Patiala, Assam, Ambrosa. The most gripping part about the narrative is the sexual attraction between Ira and Samir (the son of her mother’s friend). Their chemistry has you anticipating the next scene like a teenager.

One word of advice for readers — don’t stop reading the book after first few chapters. Hang on because the story keeps getting better.