1140th BLOG POST -->>
I had read Rahul Saini's 2nd book "Just Like in the Movies" exactly 3 years back. I didn't like it much and never ever picked any of his next ventures. But I came to know that he writes under Penguin publication these days hence I thought of giving a chance to his latest novel "Just For You". The cover page of the book is delighting showing a couple standing closely. This 245-pages novel is written in every character's voice i.e. as first person from every character's words. This is something I found in his 2nd book too. It seems to be writer's favorite style of narration. After reading this book, I can surely say that Rahul has improved a lot since his 2nd book till now.
Book tries to give us an insight into the industry of writers and publishers. It tells how writers play foul against each other. How innocents become victims while the corrupted ones end up winning the race of Bestseller's List. As I have also closely watched the industry from 3-4 years, I could understand exactly what Rahul Saini wanted to speak through this book. This book could have become talk of the town for writers if Rahul would have added "Inspired from true events" on the cover page. Haha! Because I have myself observed a publisher who's quite gay in approach, a writer who always prefer to write with a female co-author, an author who always writes love stories and a team that organizes award show themselves and feature all their friends and everyone walks away with a trophy. :-)
Coming to the drawbacks:- The cover page and synopsis signifies this book to be a love story but it turns out to be something else. Love story isn't a mainstream here and Nisha is not even discussed properly once she leaves Rohit. I feel cheated for this. As I have also said it above, the first half isn't gripping and that can play as villain for this book. I was also expecting a wonderful war of dialogue between Pranav and his principal as the tension keeps its pace between them but nothing sort of this took place. But overall, the book is readable and light in words and length which makes it easy to read. I give it 3.25*/5.