Book Review: Her Last Wish

Book: Her Last Wish

Author: Ajay K. Pandey

Plot: His father’s over expectations only ruined his self-confidence further with each failure. A ray of hope walked into his life as his wife, a charismatic personality spreading joy wherever she went. Everything is going per plan, but darkness comes knocking soon. He finds out that she does not have much time to live and takes it upon himself to fight all odds – even his family, if need be – to help her fight her medical condition. His father sees his own redemption in helping them; he knows his son will be a winner only if he will fight for her, with her.Will a defeated son prove himself to be a good husband? Will the father-son duo together be able to change the course of fate? Her Last Wish is an inspiring story of love, relationships and sacrifice,which proves once again how a good wife makes the best husband.

My rating: 4/ 5 stars

A good message packed in a sweet story

Most of the time, books on heavy topics end up being just that . Heavy. Heavy with layers and layers of do’s and don’ts and end up being a thesis rather than a fiction meant to evoke the required emotions from the readers.

“Her Last Wish” to me has successfully maintained a balance in carrying forward the story without bringing out too much preaching but at the same time it also brings to light some of the bad and heartbreaking facets about the theme of the book.

The book deals with two layers. One that caters to the hot question of dealing with a society that prefers to be ignorant and insensitive to HIV and choose to be blind against its awareness. The other layer deals with the struggles and strength one exhibits while being in a relationship.

So it gives two lessons . One, awareness about HIV without being too preachy and other a strong lesson on relationship goals.

The only odd thing that I saw was how in the middle of an otherwise smooth flowing book random excerpts/viewpoint of other characters sort of break the flow which i thought could have achieved in maybe a little more creative or convincing manner rather than being an “out of the blue” element. I also wished there could have been a little more layers to the narration to make the book a bit more powerful but then again that could be just me being nit picking

At times the language can sound a bit colloquial but rest flows smoothly and easily for an easy reading experience

So in conclusion it’s a romance that is matured and sensitive yet teaches you so much