Life is what you make itWhat would you do if destiny twisted the road you took? What if it threw you to a place you did not want to go? Would you fight, would you run or would you accept? Set across two cities in India in the early eighties, Life is What You Make it is a gripping account of a few significant years of Ankita’s life. Ankita Sharma has the world at her feet. She is young, good-looking, smart and tones of friends and boys swooning over her. She also manages to get into a premier management school for her MBA. Six months later , she is a patient in a mental health hospital. Life has cruelly and coldly snatched that which meant the most to her and she must now fight to get it all back. It is a deeply moving and inspiring account of growing up, of the power of faith and how determination and an indomitable spirit can overcome even what destiny throws at you. A tale, at its core a love-story that makes us question our beliefs about ourselves and our concept of sanity, and forces us to believe that life is truly what one makes it.
I liked the starting and the way author created the
suspense. I kept guessing the reason and was proved wrong at the end.
Its very well written and is also a lesson for people who try to commit
suicide. It tells you how important is your life and its very easy to
enjoy it. All depend on you how you move forward. There will be
situations in your life when you are highly frustrated but its all part
of life. In book she got the doctor but in real life you get someone and
you dont even realize to thank her for saving your life. Author
described the kind of pain in stomach, its very much similar to a guilt
feel or a kind of frustration which we feel when things are not in our
favor or when some betray us or even you betray someone for a selfless
reason. I liked the way author portrays the feeling of a person to
damage her body to get rid of the mental pain. Its a must read. Hats
off to Preeti Shenoy --Ravi Soni Aug 29, 2011
I think I am in loved wide its story. Its quite complicated yet interesting , it just tells that love must be confessed. delivery of the book was on time and buying this book was a good decision. I think I had added a pearl to my library. --ANKITA OJHA 31 Jul 2014
i am not a book bug.....still i managed to read the same and it totally changed my Perspective towards life.....one should definately buy this book and read it... everybody goes thru ups and downs in their lives....but how one manage the same is the question...most of us feel depressed or low at one point in time...but we should realise that life is beautiful .....with love,hope and friendship.....we should love ourselves first then only we can love others...nice book to have it in my kitty or rather my very first book...will like to read more books from the same author....well done lady!!! you rock!! --Pooja Chopra 24 Jan 2013
About the Author
Preeti Shenoy is an author and an artist based at Bangalore, India. Her first book '34 Bubblegum's and Candies', a creative non-fiction made it to the national best-seller list. Her interests are as multifarious and diverse as her several academic degrees. She also specializes in pencil portraits and holds an internationally recognized qualification from UK in portraiture. She has held a number of varied jobs in the past. She has also written for different publications life Readers Digest and Times of India, as well as taught English and Math to underprivileged children in India. She loves art, reading, travelling, photography, nature, animals, blogging and basketball and most of all, spending time with her spouse and two children.