Road to Cherry hills: The Journey continues by Sohini Bagchi

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My ratings: 3/5 stars

About this Book:

Road to Cherry Hills takes us into the world of Rimjhim, as she walks down the memory lane to her campus days where she meets Ankit, falls head over heels for him and thought her life has changed forever. Of course it did, but in the most unexpected ways, as she soon finds her life taking a completely different turn. Rimjhim, now a single mother and a successful professional, moves on to fight her own battle. She didn’t need special power to do so, but a strong willpower to overcome difficult times. That willpower which we all have but we are only one step away to realise it. The story narrates her trials and tribulations, her dilemmas and achievements, her darkest fears and her deepest desires as she embarks on a journey of self-discovery. 

Honest review time. 

I know that from the cover and the blurb, it can’t get any more obvious what the book is about. The premise is Cherry Hills, with the name of the main character ‘Rimjhim’, the author derives a certain pleasure from always making it rain. Any scene, important or not to the story is marked by the unmistakable sound of raindrops.
The book is basically Rimjhim’s life and struggle. Some wrong teenage decisions and coming across bad people often leaves her stranded and though for the major part, the book is romantic, both with her and side characters. Soon, that changes and it becomes a coming-to-age novel, with a contemporary setting and all about willpower and overcoming unfavourable circumstances.
The storyline itself was good but not executed entirely well. I am not about to comment upon the writing because it was good. What bothered me was the pace and how it should have been written. The style and narration more than the writing itself could have been better.
As for characters, yes, Rimjhim is the protagonist but I felt like the other side characters should have been developed a bit better as well, and not like stage actors in her show who were just there to cheer her on. The only exception would be Ranga Massi.
As for the theme, it was a good one if not entirely unique. But I wish the author had worked more on it, and on originality of ideas.


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