When I first came across the book Letters to My Ex, I was intrigued. Both the book cover and the book blurb spoke to me – and just had to find out what was going in with the characters of the book. I jumped at the first opportunity I was provided to read the story.
Prior to this, I had read Love @ Facebook by Nikita Singh. While I may not have been a fan of the book – I certainly knew she had potential. She has tapped into that in this very book.
Nidhi and Abhay are reeling following the aftermath of her running out on him at their engagement. Because over the time when they had been together (right from college into their adult lives), the spark between them seemed to be fading. Instead of working things through, they sweep everything under the rug and pretend nothing is wrong. The problem with ignoring the elephant in the room is that sooner or later you’re going to bump right into it and the impact from that would be pretty awful!
Nidhi writes letters to Abhay through the course of the year following their breakup. She has no intention of ever sharing these letters with him. She writes them because she believes it to be ‘writing therapy’. As a writer myself, I completely understand this sentiment. Because oftentimes when my life has fallen apart I have found myself seeking the comfort of words pouring out from my pen.
Since most of the book is written from Nidhi’s point of view or more likely her letters – she makes an unreliable narrator. We only have her version of the story. And that is what made Letters both more intriguing and personal. I remember once reading that every story has three sides – yours, theirs and the truth. Well, the only truth you can accept about this one is Nidhi’s word.
People breakup, people fallout of love – and sometimes one person feels it more strongly than the other. Every one of us have had the unique experience of being left when we had no idea what was really going on in the other person’s head. This was a chance to look into the other person’s head, I believe. Because what they say is true. If it’s meant to be, it will always find a way.
Personally, I would ask you to read Letters even if you were not a fan of the romance genre. This one fits perfect into the genre of life. It hits home in a way the other books that I read in recent times could not.
Author(s): Nikita Singh
Publisher: Harper Collins India
Release: February 2018
Buy from Amazon – Please use the affiliate link below & share the love!