11 March, 2016

I don't wear Sunscreen by Kavipriya Moorthy - [Book Review]

Book Details:

Title: I don't Wear Sunscreen
Author: Kavipriya Moorthy
Publishers: Notion press
No of pages: 112
Genre: Fiction
Source : A free e-copy from the author


For Laksha, life is a gift wrapped in red ribbon. But that's all shattered when she falls for a misogamist. His ambivalence and vacillation always keeps her at bay, turning her into a neurotic. She gets betrayed by the most credible, loses her job, feels devastated and dejected as incidents crowd upon her corrupting her naiveté. 

Enigmas unfold revealing every glitch. Who will clear her blurred skies? What invigorates her career and life? Will she ever forgive her beloved? And how will Laksha survive? 

The story also revolves around her rapport with Pallavi, a childhood friend and the relationship she has with her silver-tongued mom. Focusing on how experiences change perception of little things, this contemporary tale gives a better meaning to friendships, relationships, solitude, pain, compassion and success. 

More often than not, Life drags you down to the adversities and thrusts outward to shine. It is your grit that truly matters when you reach rock bottom, and left with no choice other than to pick yourself up and leap forward, however arduous it may be!

My Review:

The blurb and the title of the book tempted me to read this. I like contemporary fiction. So, I expected it to be a contemporary novel with some twists and it didn't disappoint me.

The first half of the book is very casual introducing the characters of Laksha and Pallavi. I could relate to the possessiveness that Laksha has towards her best friend Pallavi. it reminded me of my best friends. The story has many things - friendship, betrayal, sacrifice, depression etc., I liked Laksha's mom and her positive attitude. Until the start of second half there are no twists in the story and it is predictable. But, the pace of the story increases all of a sudden and it led to some confusion due to the sudden changes in circumstances. I was totally confused after reading 'the end' and the epilogue was helpful to connect the dots. 

Character portrayal is a major plus for this book. The plot seemed interesting in the starting, but led to confusion at the end. The narration is good , but can be still improved.There are some typos which might have been avoided. I appreciate kavipriya for her excellent debut and wish her all the best.

A few lines from the book :

Life is never easy; there will be one issue after another to test your nerves. It might be beloved’s death, a severe health problem, career stumbles, breakups, divorces, loneliness, and anything else. Be strong and make sure your days mean something, find out what helps you grow towards fulfilling your satisfaction.
Sometimes to cry, doesn’t mean you are weak, it means you are stronger letting go of things that hurt you.

Overall, a good read with some unexpected twists in the story.

My Rating: 3.5/5

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Until next time,

PS: I have received free e-copy in exchange of an honest review and this is my unbiased opinion on the book.


  1. Thanks a lot Mahathi :) A very fair and honest review! helps me a lot! :)


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