The Secret Wish List book. Read reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Does true love really exist or is it just a cliche? Can a sin. The secret rieverkoratou.ml - Free download as PDF File .pdf), Text File .txt) or read online Finally, I give in to her demand and put Ankits book back into his bag. At the tender age of sixteen, Diksha is a typical teenager, juggling school, boys, gossip and fun with her best friend, until one day when everything changes.
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The book, 'Secret Wish List' is a fascinating story of a woman who tries to regain control of her life and fight against the matters that have made her life boring. The subject and the stuff of the book are real flaws and everything. A married woman is melancholy in light of the way that the past she lived was stick squeeze . Book Review - The Secret Wish List by Preethi Shenoy. The book is all about love, romance, friendship, and self-discovery. Like the subjects?.
She and her best friend Tanu spend hours and hours of time studying, discussing the latest crushes and gossiping.
Both Ankit and Diksha start liking each other and spending quite a bit of time together without the knowledge of either the parents or her elder brother. When the first opportunity for an overnight travel for a school project arises, both of them jump at it. However, things there take a turn for the worse due to which the lives of Ankit and Diksha are forever changed. Cut to the present. In Bangalore, Diksha is married to Sandeep and they have a son Abhay.
Right from making the morning tea, to breakfast, lunch and dinner to catering to every whim and fancy of Sandeep and Abhay, Diksha seems to not have an individual life at all. She does not seem to mind her daily mundane life either.
At the behest of the cousin, she decides to try and take some control over her life and makes a wishlist — a list of things which she truly wants to do. Included in the list are items like snorkelling, getting drunk and learning salsa.
By a fortuitous turn of events, Tanu who has been working at Gurgaon and recently re-located to Bangalore re-enters her life and tells her that Ankit has been wanting to get in touch with her since a long time. How the issue is sorted out forms the climax of the story. Diksha as a bubbly teenager; Diksha as a housewife; Diksha as a housewife wanting to live out her wishlist; Diksha as a housewife imagining what it would be to go back to Ankit — all the various stages have been carved out beautifully.
Preeti limned Diksha the protagonist from a fragile woman to a dauntless personality. The readers will surely move in to Diksha's character and feel pity on her. Preeti has challenged the stereotype women and dressed up Diksha in a different modern outfit who being "a good house wife" turned in to "a cheating adventurous spouse" P: The time will come when the readers will start blaming Diksha for her adulterous approach towards life, just at that point Preeti very skillfully made Diksha to achieve the readers full sympathy when Sandeep's real brutal, insensitive attitude face off P: But what I didn't like here that a woman can always do something of her own without the help of rich friends and folks.
What would happen if wealthy Ankit would not return to Diksha's life and Rich Tanu will be not by her side?
I truly agree that we always need some motivation and inspiration when we are totally lost with our soul and what our "I" covet for. But fairy tale elements are a very rare view that can be found in the real life. At the same time a Fiction is a Fiction that we should not forget.
Overall my view is: After finishing the book I really didn't enjoyed what I expected from the book. Like her previous novel Tea for two and a piece of cake, The Secret Wish List, sounded quite similar with some alteration and facts.
I felt like reading a modern Cinderella story where a mediocre lady or a married lady meets her prince charming and then they lived both happily ever after with some alteration. I loved the way how she narrated in this novel a homemaker's frustration, a stereotype chauvinist husband, but the entry of the rich long lost handsome lover, intrigue trip to Maldives, entry of the highly established long lost girl friend, pour too much of the cinematic elements.
If one wants to make a movie on it, it will be a perfect script for that. Preeti described very well the Salsa portions.
I really enjoyed it and learnt many things from it. And it will not be complete if I won't mention the little 9 year old matured Abhay, Diksha's son. The real judgment of Diksha's character Abhay gave by saying : "My mom is the best" P: and liking Ankit rather than her dad. Also her parents soon found a groom and got her married to him as soon as possible. Now she is married to Sandeep for 15 long years. She spent those 15 years of her life doing house chores, feeding her husband and kid and all those things which suited an ideal house wife.
She thought that would make her parents proud and they will forgive her for the mistake she did. She points out that Diksha has become a mere maidservant and cook to her husband and kid. Vibha says Diksha had forgotten to live her own life.
Now Diksha starts thinking over it and she too feels that she had done nothing in her life other than producing a child. Finally Vibha provokes her to write down her Secret Wish List. As she starts working on her wish list, her life begin to change. The insensitive nature of Sandeep strongly pushes her towards fulfilling her hidden wishes.
She gets into a totally new journey of her life without the knowledge of her husband. In that journey, she meets her school friend Tanu and her crush Ankit. She is not sure to call it crush or love when she meets him again. Review The language used in the book is very simple that you can easily finish the book in one sitting of hours.