Book Review : Sunshine Town By Maniissh Aroraa


Author – Maniissh Aroraa719Z5R3ykKL

Publisher – Peacock Books

Publication Date – 1 Jan 2017

Language – English

Book Length – 194



At first I see the cover of this book. It has been  wonderfully made. It can attract readers easily. Moreover, after observing the cover I have been  so excited to find the story behind it, though one can guess about the story after analysing the cover. There has been showed the rays of sun over a town, an aeroplane flying within the sunrays over the town and people are busy with their works, and some people are running boat in the river.


After that I look at the title. It has been matched with the cover of the book. It is  good to see cover and title both were related to each other. Readers can guess about the story very well after judging the cover and the title. Author has done good job by inventing the title.


I have read the blub portion. It is short and enough to provide an idea about the story plot. It has been written well and edited too. After reading the blurb portion, I can’t  keep myself stay away a second from reading the book. I jump up the book to start reading.


It is  a wonderful book to read. It is a young adult fiction. The story is about a small town hard-working teenager-Shlok and his professional endeavours manoeuvring through turbulent life, enduring struggle, challenges and failures. The author has effortlessly unravelled Shlok’s journey from a student to a professional. The book has been more focused on achieving goals, and that’s what has made it perfect to be read by the ones  who are struggling with life and academics to be exact. The struggle of the teenager is surely going to inspire the reader to strive through their own.


All the characters are  characterized well there. The main character, Shlok is a lanky teenager, a day-dreamer and did not want much from his life. Natasha, the girl he has loved, is way matured than him. Yana is the special girl in Shlok’s life. Amit Pujari is the man who has showed Shlok the proper path when he is devastated.


The story has been edited and narrated well. Author has done  a great job by creating this story. He has used simple words so that one can understand the meaning of each word. The story has been  descripted well. Easy language takes the story to a top level reading story.

Thank you Maniissh Aroraa for writing this book. It was worth reading for me. I would like to recommend to all genre readers to read this book for once. It can help you while making decision in tough situation and understanding the critical situation.


Cover: 4/5

Title: 4/5

Blurb: 4/5

Storyline: 4.5/5

Characters: 4/5

Narration: 4.5/5

Overall: 4.5/5

About the Author26229463_10156404815703455_7844451070126590417_n

 is a published author and IT professional, living in Bangalore. His short story ‘Purple Diary’ was selected and published in a prestigious transnational journal-Illuminati. Being born and brought up in Allahabad, he has a special interest in the people and culture of North of India and his stories include day to day characters from the region.

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Shlok, a lanky teenager, a daydreamer, doesn’t want much from his life. A dream to make his parents happy and affection of a neighbourhood sweetheart, Natasha. Though both are poles apart, their interests bring them close. Together, they experience new emotions. But, just when they are ready to acknowledge their feeling of love for each other, it is too late.
The rapids of life set Shlok on an unexpected journey, and he realizes one can’t always be in control of circumstances. Unable to crack an important entrance exam and geographical difficulties affecting his love life, Shlok’s life goes through turbulent times.
All the while, his faith in God ebbs and flows, but like a wave, it ends up breaking on the shore before returning to the sea. He is confronted with a perennial question-am I good enough for anything? Holding a mirror to himself, he is faced with a decision to give up on everything he thought was right for him.
Set in Varanasi, a city in North India, during the late 90s, before the pervasiveness of technology, Sunshine Town is about the aspirations and emotional turmoil of being a teenager. This story deals with the themes of love, career, and personal fulfilment



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