Sunday, 27 November 2016

BOOK REVIEW: The Last Bloom by Poulomi Sengupta

"'The Last Bloom' is a story of Priya, her dreams, aspirations and struggles to fit into her new college life and its politics. Priya was ecstatic, as she was admitted to her dream college. All her visions of adventurous rock climbing trips, long night jollification with bosom friends, class bunking in lieu of movie shows, tasting lip smacking street side delicacies with classmates-a new exciting world would now unfold before her! But college is different from Priya's idyllic dreams. In an environment as opposed to that of school, exposed to an educational system, which is controlled by political unions, will naive Priya be able to survive without any political protection? Caught between the college hero Suvo's charming words and her acrid tussles with conceited college dropout Vivek, will immature Priya be able to differentiate between cajoling false comrades and brutally honest well-wishers? Often degraded by the skittish Shweta and saved by the blunt rebellious Aashi, will Priya be able to identify her friends and stand up for them, against fierce opposition? As Priya undertakes her journey of self-discovery, will she succumb to her deepseated fears and insecurities or will she survive the ultimate test of time?"

Received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.
Way of Narration and writing was nice. 
.PLOT - It wasn’t something you’ve never heard of or something you cannot guess.

The story revolves around the protagonist Priya, her dream was to become topper every year.
She want to become most popular girl in college.
After entering into the  college, she found the college environment totally different from the school . It took her time to adjust to it.
There was politics, ragging and unnecessary tantrum thrown by other girls.
She has to deal with many things.
Then there came Suvo,who is the college hero.
Love is the elixir that offers you a miraculous escape from the unpalatable reality;love gives no stress,no pain ,no fear.

Priya tried to stay away from the distractions and pay attention towards studies. She fall in love with the books.
Nothing made her happy than to have stack of books on the library table which gave her immense happiness and the ocean of knowledge.

The only thing which i felt was that the story is very much elongated, which made the book boring in between.

Book Cover - 4/5
Editing - 4/5 
Blurb - 4/5
Book Quality (Typing, Word Setting, Fonts) - 4/5 

Story - 4.5/5

Poulomi Sengupta is an alumna of IIT Kharagpur and Jadavpur University. Presently residing in Mumbai, a geologist and a social worker. She loves her share of kickboxing and a colourful dose of oil painting to brighten the apparently mundane life.

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