Voicemates by Anamika Mishra is a musical journey of two souls who are connected by the knot of music. We all know music has no boundaries and it can reach everywhere. It is a solace for everybody. These days reality shows have taken a new turn. Many lives are changed by these reality shows. A zero can become a hero in just a few months. I am a lover of music, hence I picked up this book.
The cover of the book is intriguing and has two people who are singing on mike. This surely gives us a glimpse of a story of a singer. The black and pink ode reminds us of Aye Dil Hai Mushkil movie’s font style. But guys, this book is not connected to that movie by anyway.
The title ‘Voicemates’ is really beautiful and it reminds of the movie that I had seen ages ago, named ‘Sur’. Well, this title is taken from a fictional reality show in the book named Voicemates.
The plot of the book is mind blowing. It revolves aroun two teenagers Tulip and Sam who are from different backgrounds but share a same dream of winning the reality show named ‘Voicemates’. The way they handle their struggle is the rest of the story.
The characterisation is the soul of the novel and the author has done full justice to it. Tulip and Sam are obviously my favourite characters. The way they meet and get clicked all of sudden is impeccable. Tulip belongs to a high class family whereas Sam is not well off. But children connect them the most. Both are ready to help each other in the competition for which they could go to any extend. Sam was ready to make a stranger his partner whereas Tulip was ready to lie to her parents for the sake of singing.
The style of writing is simple, lucid and clear. The author has used witty sentences. The descriptions are impersonal while the narrative technique used is that of third person. The use of lyrics makes it more lively. This book gives us the touch of friendship, love and music ofcourse.
Some undigested Facts:
It is a reality show but there was no strong competition in the show. The matter of Cyrus got resolved so easily. It could have been extended and this would have added some more drama. Further, reality shows have voting systems,how come it got missed by the author? Not only this, the other contender Seema, what happened to her remained a mystery. We can guess that she got eliminated but in reality shows, runners up are there so that could have been talked about. The suspense part seems missing as all could be guessed but still we love this book because of its unique concept.
Unknowingly this book teaches us an important lesson about our family. We all know that what our parents say is always right but at times they are over protected towards us. It is we who needs to break the shield and talk about our dreams. Parents are not bad and talking about your dreams is the best way to make them aware about yourself. Thankyou Anamika for teaching us this beautiful lesson.
This book is a treat for all the music lovers and a must read if you want some different story.