Book Review: Never Gone by Anusha Subramaniam

  • ISBN: 9780143424963
  • Genre: Fiction / Young Adult / Romance
  • Publishers:Penguin
  • Price: Rs.299/- (I got this book from the publisher for a review)
Siddharth and Veera have a connection they refuse to acknowledge. There is more to Kavya than her snooty social-butterfly act. Mahir is the heartbroken heart breaker. Aslesha has built all her friendships on a foundation of lies. Nikhil has spent his entire life learning how to shut people out.All Aakash wants is a second chance. And then there's Ananya. The one who was born to raise hell and change the world.
Behind the book


About the Author

One of the country's youngest published authors, Anusha Subramanian was only twelve when she wrote her first book, Heirs of Catriona. Her hobbies include reading, binge watching television shows and writing, of course. Why wait for someone else to do it when you can write your own fairy tale, right? You can connect with her on twitter @AnushaS_. 

Me thinks

This is the first book I have read of Anusha. Though I try to stay away from YA for various reasons I enjoyed this one to quite an extent. Anusha has a done a very beautiful job at the plot and the characters. I really enjoyed reading about them, so carefully etched and detailed she has made them come alive in those pages.Just to add this book has one of the most beautiful covers I have seen in a long time. If you were to judge a book by its cover then  this one does score a brownie point there for sure.

The plot revolves around Ananya and her friends. It took me back to my school days. Though there are a few things I wasn't able to connect , blame it on age and changing times. But over all I did relate to the chaos a teenager experiences in high school. She has dealt with some very sensitive issues very beautifully. I loved those letters, so much that I have re-read them after completing the book. According to me they are the most brilliant part of the book. Anusha has bared her soul in those letters. They show not only her finesse in writing but also her maturity as an individual. Those letters made me feel I wish I had one friend as Ananya in my life for it always feels good to have that one person who is not willing to give up even when you are about to give up on yourself.

Overall a wonderful, heart warming read I would recommend to all.

Foodie Verdict

This book is like Paniyaram - as delicious as it looks!

Source: Recipes Hubs