Everyone Has A Story by Savi Sharma | Book Review
Everyone Has a Story has given to me by a friend.
He said to me while giving this book and I quote, “Kabada hai bhai, yeh to rakhle mujhe kuch aur dede” means, “this is garbage, give me something else in exchange for it”.
Well, if you are a fan of Savi Sharma, please do not read this review, it will only make you angry.
I gave it a read because this books had the hype. I was reading the quotes from the book and all.
And it was the Amazon bestsellers and all. But. But. But.
Everyone Has a Story by Savi Sharma was intended to make me cry and feel love. It is in the market in the genre of inspirational-romance.
Like every writer in India (contemporary), from Durjoy Dutta to Chetan Bhagat to Ravinder Singh, they all are writing this. This is quite a problem with the whole country.
We love the idea of love more than the love itself. We add romance in every product to sell it.
Be it movie or book or even a shampoo. I will write a post on it, soon.
Everyone Has A Story
It is sponsored and sells at the name of inspirational love, and really fulfill this promise.
It is the only thing present in the book.
Inspirational quotes and thoughts, and love which will give you a headache.
They were loving or giving advice on life and friendship like they all graduated from Plato’s School of Aristotle and Socrates.
Sit with some Dispirin in your possession.
The story of Everyone Has a Story
This story is of Meera who is searching a boyfriend, no, a story.
She found one in a cafe she spent a lot of time. He is mysterious because he wears the black suit and look good and ignore her.
Meera wants to know more about him to write a story. She meets him and as usual, our charming hero Vivaan show attitude and walk away.
But he also falls in love with her at first sight like her. So they meet. Vivaan tells his story.
Which is actually nothing ?
- Vivaan: My mother died, my father raised me.
- Meera (started crying): Your life is so tough. Your story is sad.
- Vivaan: No, you should listen to Kabir’s story. ( Kabir is manager at cafe ).
- Kabir: My father died and I work to support my family, I quit my college. I love Nisha who is rich.
- Meera: Your story is sad too. *Started crying*
Let me tell you Meera, the death of a family member is a great sympathy card to play in your story, but you need to use it in the right way.
Your character’s way of telling their stories is so hollow that I was laughing, instead of being sad.
Come to Basic Plot
There is no story in Everyone Has A Story.
It is just some bottom level philosophy, bathroom-thoughts, puts into a boring and old frame of drama and Bollywood’s film’s stories.
A boy. A girl. Their Friend’s rich and poor love story. Boy is broken because of his lost love. Girl is bubbly. Boy, leave. Girl got depression. Boy, realise his love. He came back. Girl’s get angry because he leaves without any goodbye. He tells his dramatic past. Girl runs away. Get into an accident. Go to comma. Boy confessed his love. Girl opens her eyes. Did I miss anything? NO. Whole story.
The plot itself is suffocating.
A writer wants to write a story and what she writes is actually is the story of her writing struggle. I mean, what she wrote is her story, that she want to find story.
Still, she was not able to finish it until Vivaan do it for her.
She does not write something new, she writes her life commentary.
Like, now I am sitting in the cafe, I want a story, now, I think I have one, No, now, I have a boyfriend now, Oh No! He left, what should I do now, Nothing to write, He came back, he will finish the story… Matlab Kuch Bhi
Points that bugged me
- Meera knew she had a story and it would be the most touching story she had ever heard or written. Well, NOPE. How can she know she had a very touching story without even know anything about the story. Just because Vivaan is attractive.
- Meera approached Vivaan. I wanted to go Pune if this happens there. I mean girls approaching boys. At their first meeting, Meera wanted to know his story. I do not know if she was going to write a biography
- I think Meera is more mysterious than Vivaan. At least Vivan talks to his aunt on the phone. While Meera got no one. Even after the accident, no one arrived to see her. That makes me sad. She was on the hospital bed and no one decides to call his parents. In India, a sneeze of a kid is enough to cause havoc in parent’s lives. But Meera’s parents. There is no mention of her parents in the book. Do they exist ?
- Vivaan message her. She even did not ask how he gets her number. Just assume it is given by Kabir. Not confirm it with Kabir either. Might be Vivaan is a stalker. But he is attractive, and she needed a boyfriend story.
- Vivaan tells her he has no mother. She wanted to hug him. Exactly, a stranger tells you he has no mother and you will hug him Meera. How kind of you !!!
Then Vivaan takes her hand into his and Meera is like “a friendly gesture”. How stupid of you Meera. BTW this girl is an HR of an MNC.
How Savi deals with emotional scenes!
Kabir tells his sad story which is so funny.
At one point Kabir says.
Kabir : It made me quite sad that such a pretty girl was crying instead of smiling.
So pretty girl cannot be sad or if an ugly girl does cry it will not make Kabir sad.
The way Meera talks about people who got anxiety. The most frustrating event of the book.
Meera is an aspiring writer; I take the liberty to deduce that she is a reader.
Okay leave it, but we know she is an HR in an MNC, she must must MUST know how freaking ANXIETY works.
But this happens-
Meera: Imagine how miserable those people truly are on the inside. They must have ulcers from all the stress. Life is too short to worry about everything.
Why Savi Sharma, you must do research on Anxiety and Panic. I mean, just a google search could have done that.
Anxiety can not be solve just by smiling.
I do not know if you can resign like that from the post of Asst. Branch Manager of a Citi Bank. Vivaan does it in two days.
Vivaan travels the whole world in just three months. Not only travel but he explores those countries.
As he says, “I do not want to visit them, I want to explore them, want to know about shopkeepers, their people and —” some three pages long dialogues. Get idea.
Every time happens this in Everyone Has A Story.
Vivaan : If travelling was free, they would never see me again.
Hahahahahahah… Nice WhatsApp status. Also, Vivaan gives 10 lacs to Kabir so he can open his Cafe. He is worried about money now. Crap.
What happened in foreign countries!!
Vivan : I quit my job for travelling
Vivaan : I quit my job for travelling.
Vivaan : I quit my job for travelling.
WTF … we know bro calm down.
Description of Characters
Nisha is more beautiful than words can describe but she has an angelic face.
According to Kabir.
- Meera has an angelic face. According to Vivaan.
- Vivaan has an angelic face. According to Meera.
So 3 out of 4 characters have the angelic face.
Characters of Everyone Has A Story are so weak it hurts to brain.
The traveler does not seem to enjoy his travelling. Why ? No reason.
Why was he not travelling before? No reason.
A writer who has a story now but she does not write.
Book is just written for the sake of satisfaction that Savi can write a book.
Book or Blog
It is not a book anyway. It is a collection of all posts from Savi’s blog.
I recommend you not to read it. It is bad. No story.
No characters. Every character is same and is Savi herself.
She had written herself in form of four characters.
Normal people talk normally but in Everyone Has A Story, everyone is fucking Socrates. They all were the philosopher.
I read dialogues of two pages long; stop talking in paragraphs and pages.
I like the Poem, tbh.
Long Dialogues. I mean two or three pages long dialogues which are very much like the copy paste of some motivational blog’s posts. Or Love blogs.
Why so publicity then, I do not know. It is not some very exceptional story, just a plain love story you can see in any Hindi movie.
With long-long dialogues which are very irritating.
Prologue of Everyone Has a Story
The trick you tried to play with prologue, It is not creative.
Yes really, it is old and show the inability of penning down something smart.
DO NOT FALL FOR FALSE ADVERTISEMENT. BOOK IS NOT GOOD.
Why I am being so mean?