The Fragile Heart

The Fragile Heart - Ankit Jaiswal The Fragile Heart is essentially the story of Jai and his emotional roller coaster. While still in school, Jai falls for a girl. Soon after much research he discovers more about her – Geeta. After days of agonizing over her, Jai finally manages to profess his love for her in a letter. But Geeta walks out of his life leaving Jai’s love unfulfilled. He nurses a broken heart for quite long and it is only during his college life in Bangalore that Riya walks into his life. Riya manages to touch his broken heart and maybe even heal it. But what’s a story without a twist. Geeta walks back into his life at Mumbai. To find out what happens next is why you should read this book.

Jai, Geeta and Riya are all characters that a relatable to. They are all like the youth of our generation – influenced by Bollywood in the matters of the heart. I particularly enjoyed the part where Riya first walks into Jai’s life and their quirky interactions. But sadly enough that is the highlight of the book. The plot is straightforward and doesn’t provide for much scope of twists and surprises. So probably everyone will be able to guess ‘What Happens’. The author shows promise in his narration style though his language needs some polish and the book could do with another around at the editor’s desk.

Overall, this book wasn’t a hit or a miss and failed to make a permanent impression.