The Soft Target by Kalyan Nanda- Review

Book Name          - The soft Target
 Author                 - Kalyan Nanda
 Publisher              - Notion Press
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Mohan is a brilliant boy with extraordinary IQ. But he has an incurable neurotic problem. He cannot process his thoughts into words and end up saying nonsense which makes him look like an imbecile or a bully.
The story line naturally gives the impression of a docile Mohan who is afraid of everything but surprisingly author has given the readers a fighter right from the beginning.

The craft of Mohan's character and individuality makes the book stand out. How Mohan excels in studies and attains success of more or less predictable but the level of inherent confidence and perseverance is fresh to read. Mohan is in an indifferent relation with God for making him helpless and giving him the handicap and it aggravates when his parents die in a car accident. Further how Mohan survives and come out of the trauma it the middle of the story. Further we can see the campus friendship, love, heartbreak and all the spicy and sweet ingredients for a YA story.

The plot and the overall storyline has a lot of possibilities. Nonetheless it has not been used to the maximum extend. The effortless style of narration makes it easy for the beginners and it is afresh style of writing attempt by the author. Despite the lack of consistency of the narration, the book is sure to attract the YA audience. There is an underlying message of hardwork and perseverance. Author has also shown the readers as to how one can come of the difficult situations.

Best for YA readers

Scenario:   4 /5
Narration    :   /5
Character   :   /5
Relevance   :   /5
Research     :/5
Entertainment Quotient: /5

This review is in return of a free book from the publisher  


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