Book Review: 400 Days By Chetan Bhagat
Chetan Bhagat’s novel, 400 Days, tells the tale of a mother who never gave up her search to find her kidnapped teenage daughter. And her efforts showed results when she met a kind-hearted detective, Keshav. A story about relationships, love, family drama, suspense, and, most importantly, true love’s selflessness.
What is 400 Days by Chetan Bhagat?
400 Days is the story of a teenage girl, Siya Arora, who was kidnapped. And the perseverance of her mother, Aliya, to find her daughter. In that process, Aliya met Keshav. The latter not only found Siya, but he also showed Alia that, in the midst of darkness, a tiny ray of hope is enough to rekindle one’s dormant life.
The author has also highlighted several social issues in his book. Whether it’s the social class divide, online crimes against women (teenage girls), or the media trial of cases, there’s something for everyone.
The language of the book is very easy to read. And for a beginner who wishes to begin reading, I recommend this book. A good starting point for a new reader to start his reading journey. In fact, even for those who read on a regular basis, this novel is really good. A light read with a positive ending.
For those of you who want to read a thriller novel, I also recommend that you read this book, Terror In Islamabad, A Thriller Novel By Amar Bhushan.
Following are the important characters of Chetan Bhagat’s novel “400 Days.”
Keshav Rajpurohit – UPSC aspirant-cum-detective
Siya Arora – The Girl Who Was Kidnapped
Alia Arora – Siya’s mother
Manish Arora – Alia’s father
Suhana – Alia’s daughter and Siya’s younger sister.
Shamsher Arora and Durga Arora – In-laws of Alia
Ratan Chautala – The police officer
Saurabh – The best friend of Keshav and cyber expert
Dharmesh Yadav – Siya’s math teacher
Pandit Shastri – The priest
Roy – The paedophile
These are some thoughts of mine after reading the story.
1. The Internet and social media are like two-edged swords. Especially when children start using it at an early age, parents have to be more vigilant.
2. Making a person feel belittled because of his or her humble background is a sign of mental degradation.
3. The kind of trauma a child faces when they see their parents fight on a daily basis makes them more vulnerable.
4. Educating children and raising awareness among them about child predators is a must in today’s time.
5. In cases of crimes against children, it has been discovered that the perpetrators are either members of the family or people who are familiar with the family.
The Following quotations of the book are also deserves to be looked by the readers.
• Rich people suffering made for great TV.
• The media is nobody’s friend.
• The media is a brothel. They will say anything to sell their crap news.
• Fitness is patience.
• The internet makes it easy for anyone to contact anyone.
• It’s not always about the job. Sometimes we have to be there for each other as people.
• It’s the little things. Little acts of caring, kindness and love that make a relationship work.
• Words are unnecessary when everything in the world is perfect.
• A single woman may find your unrealistic sweet nothings cute. When you say something to a married, broken woman, be careful.
• Sometimes true love means sacrificing your own happiness. So that others can be happy. Isn’t it?
Why should you read this book?
You can go for this novel for the following reasons:
• A quick-read book
• A thriller story with a happy ending
• Admirer of Chetan Bhagat’s books
I hope you like this. Thanks for reading. Jai Hind.
My Ratings: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ (4/5)
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