Title: Right Here Right Now
Author: Nikita Singh
Genre: Young Adult
No. of Pages: 223
Synopsis: Reinventing yourself is harder when you don’t remember who you were
Seventeen-year-old Kalindi wakes up in hospital with no recollection of how she got there. But that’s not the only thing she doesn’t remember: Her whole memory has been wiped clean. How? The doctors can only speculate.
Kalindi doesn’t know what happened to her and—worse—she doesn’t know who she is. She enters her own life as if for the first time. Feeling like an invader, she meets her parents, friends and boyfriend. Everybody says her life was perfect, but she’s having a hard time accepting who she was, and the kind of person she wanted to be. She’s also got boards to pass—but she doesn’t remember anything she learned! And the recurrent nightmares don’t make it any easier.
Nobody knows what happened to her.
Can she have a peaceful present and future, without a past? Can she just live in the here and now?
Review: Although I’m not a huge fan of Nikita Singh’s writing but I decided to pick this book for two reasons, a) I had a Flipkart voucher (which means that I didn’t actually waste my money on it) and I had planned to buy many books and b) I was expecting her to improve since the first book that I read by her was written some two or three years ago.
So I completed this book in two days as it’s an easy read. The book starts with a hospital scene where the protagonist finds out that she’s lost her memory. From that point on, the reader steps into her life. The basic plot is that a seventeen year old has lost her memory and now, she has to deal with her studies and her relationships with others. That’s it. You start reading this book expecting it to be interesting but it turns out to be a normal story, in the end. You never get to know about the accident or how she lost her memory. It’s about Kalindi’s relationship with her parents and her friendship with the so-called ‘coolest’ group of the class.
I didn’t find anything interesting in it. The writing is easy. It’s more like a chick lit than young adult. At some places, the situations are exaggerated. Yes, exaggerated. So, it’s like you can skip two-three lines ,while reading, in every paragraph.
The end is (well,what should I say?) disappointing.
You’re reading the story and then, you find out that this was the end and you’re like “wait, what? That’s where it ends? Really?” Well, I was expecting something good but it’s just an ordinary story.
Well, I was thinking that her writing has improved. But sadly, it hasn’t (even with the plagiarized plot).
What else do you expect from me? -_-