Life Is What You Make It: Book Review

Life Is What You Make It By Preeti Shenoy

Genre: Romance, Fiction

First Published On: 1 January 2011

Publisher: Srishti Publishers & Distributors

Plot Synopsis:

Amrita Sharma, this book is her story. Story of love, friendship, failure, hope, depression, success, destiny, all rolled in one.

Amrita was a young girl who was intelligent, ambitious, and loveable. She had everything friends, a family, a boyfriend, and an MBA from one of the premium colleges.

The tale starts with her college life at St. Agnes. Then it proceeds to her life at MBA College in Mumbai. When everything seemed perfect, destiny had some other plans for her. Eventually, this turned her life upside down.

From a charming and desirable person, she turned out to be a mental patient. Amrita went into depression and suffered from bipolar disorder.

The narrative is about the courage, determination, and willpower to combat the difficulties that destiny laid in her life. Amrita fought the hard times to earn the best days of her life.

The author has also tried to create awareness about mental health. She has tried to describe all the agony and pain a person goes through.

This book will inspire others, especially those who are fighting depression. It talks about willpower and coming out of any difficult life situation.

It also puts out a message for the parents, family, and friends to be supportive and understanding in handling such conditions.

Life Is What You Make It: Book Review

I am not a keen lover of love stories, so I honestly haven’t read much of it. I read Life Is What You Make It, back in my college days and decided to write about it when I recently had a glance at it in a bookstore.

The author has very well explained every emotion a person experiences in various stages of life. Simple yet powerful writing will keep you connected.

I loved the way Amrita’s parents helped her to relive her life once again. The excellent storytelling and story presentation will keep you engrossed in between the lines of this book.

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The book is written for the young generation. The teenage group will love this book. The story is more relatable for a college going and young adults.

For others, this novel will make you relive your college life and cherish the old memories. Anybody who enjoys reading love stories can pick this book.

About The Author:

Preeti Shenoy is an Indian author. She has been consistently nominated for the Forbes List of the 100 most influential celebrities in India since 2013.

Preeti received the Indian of the Year award from Brands Academy. She has also received a Business Excellence award instituted by New Delhi Management Institute.

Quotes From The Book:

“If you have not made somebody’s day happier, if you’ve not appreciated something good that has happened to you and if you have not felt thankful to be alive, then you have wasted that day of your life on earth!”

“You have no right to kill others. Then how can you have a right to kill yourself?”

“We are what our thoughts have made us. So take care of what you think. Thoughts live. They travel far.”

Rating: 3/5

Life is what you make it by Preeti Shenoy

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