Death has always been a much contemplated subject and writing about life after death without being preachy is a herculean task. But Deb pulled it off brilliantly.
Told through the eyes of a young girl whose life's dreams are shattered, this book revolves around coming to term with realities and moving on. Yes, if you believe that souls never die, then it is also important to learn to let go. I wish I could say more about the plot but the narrative is so gripping that even a bit of disclosure would act as spoilers.
Deb writes straight from the heart. You can feel the emotions as you read about them. The language is simple and yet has a charm if its own to keep you engrossed. As you keep turning the pages you will feel varied emitions capturing your heart and soul. The narrative is descriptive but puts across the point or the essence without too much of flowery language. There are loads of twists and turns but each one has been well depicted and adds on to the plot at every stage.
Loved the characterization. They have their flaws, their imperfections and above all they all have a role to play in keeping the storyline going. The characters emote, exhibit and enact. Above all, the strange combinations in terms of pairing of characters with contrasting temperaments does keep the reader interested.
Deb touches upon an important social issue. I wish I could elaborate and give my views here, but if I do then the whole essence of the story gets disclosed. In short, this is one story with a heart.
To sum up, if you want to do some serious reading and have food for thought subsequently, this book is for you.
P.S - Awesome story Deb. You really made me believe Youthere is something more beyond death.