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Book review: Endurer by Kapil Raj

Title- Endurer
Author- Kapil Raj
Format- Paperback
Page- 224
Genre- Fiction
Publication date- 16 Sept 2018
My ratings- 4/5

Book blurb:

Life was a fun fed roller coaster: New found love, drugs, cat-fights, patch ups, crushes, night hangouts, and unplanned trips. Like any girl, not in the wildest dream, Palak could imagine that after attending a Rave Party, she will wake up to the horror of finding herself raped.

In traumatic conditions and struggle between sanity and hallucinations, she is compelled by the circumstances to leave her world. Already fighting a war within, her stances take a toll witnessing horrifying tales of women and girls. Little did she know that this catastrophe was not enough for one lifetime, and a storm – was just cooling its heels.

Will she be able to carve her path while facing the rapists, her tyrant father, appearances of her passed away mother? Should Palak let her life to be decided by people, society, and taboos? Would justice return her life or revenge lend her peace?

A heart-rending story of a girl, whose beliefs and honor has been battered, stands up to make choices, rediscovering the meaning of life.

My Review:

“Endurer” by Kapil Raj is a heartwarming and heart-wrenching story about the life of rape victim Palak and the way of her survival after the disastrous incident. Palak a fun loving rich girl who lived her life to the fullest goes to a Rave party and blindly puts her faith on Rohin but she finds her life upside down the next morning.

She is harassed because of her inappropriate videos in the whole college and this occurs only due the human she trusted.

How did she managed to cope up with her life? Did Palak ever came out of the trauma? What really happened at the party? This story completely talks about the life of a rape endurer and her survival. This books intriguingly covers heartbreak, friendship, love and betrayals.

Narration and characterisation Narration is simple with easy read though it could have been better. Personally I found that the story was fast paced and in the urge to jump to the other parts at some points. Characters are well developed and goes pretty good with the book.

Overall the plot and the efforts of the author are worth appreciating. I definately recommend this book to everyone out there. This truly needs to be read to envisage the pain and sufferings of a rape endurer.

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