Book Review of Coming Back Home

Coming Back Home by Anuradha Prasad is her second book. I only got the chance to read this book and now I am curious to read her previous one too. This book is not just a romantic story but also a struggle of the characters to find themselves.


The cover of the book surely lure you as its so colourful and princess like. It reminds me of some Rapunzel’s cover. Those who judge the book by cover will get mad over it.

The title catches more attention as Coming Back Home celebrates someone’s homecoming. So, is it about a homecoming? The questions hover over our minds but it comes to a halt when we actually start reading it.

The plot of the book is thoughtful, gripping and keeps you hooked till the end. We get to say flavours of life in just one book which is a win win situation for the reader as well as the author.

Arpita is on top of the world! After all she was the fresh face of Ponds India and had snubbed the casting couch of Bollywood to land a Leading role in the small screen’s most popular channel. Life never looked more beautiful!

Riku is a small town man with handsome looks and big-time Bollywood dreams. He has no ethics and is raring to make it at any cost! Unable to bag big movies as a main lead he ends up accepting a romantic role opposite Arpita on small screen. Betrayed by her own innocence, she finds herself abandoned by her dream man and cannot fathom which is more painful? Whether her failed relationship or her vanishing career!

Riku makes it to the dizzying heights of stardom after leaving her.

Beaten and broken Arpita has to make it again to even exist in a ruthless industry that only celebrates success. It is a savage ordeal even to have a roof over her head and two square meals!

What will happen to her now? Will god punish her forever for making one wrong choice? Will she die in poverty alone? Or fulfill the dreams that she had set out for?

One person must trust her to give her a chance. One opportunity must appear to raise her again! Coming Back Home – will carry you through a roller – coaster ride, yet keep you well grounded for inspiration.

It is said ambitions makes us do many things. The same thing happens with the characters of the book. Riku is highly ambitious who could go to any extend to fulfill his dreams. He uses Arpita to reach the ladder of success and later on stardom begans to fade away..

Arpita being a small town girl gets stardom fast and life seems to be happening for her until she comes across Riku, an opportunist and fell in love with him. Things become tangled when they both have a breakup.

The rise- fall and vice versa makes the story fluctuating. The ups and downs followed by a new entry adds spice to the story. The characters are vibrant, versatile. It is quest of all these characters who are searching themselves in this money minded world. Lets see who finds themselves.

Anuradha portrays her thoughts in a very simple and understandable language. The variations of characters could be seen very well. The detailed descriptions adds flavour to the book. Although editing could have been more refined, still, It is a must read book and I strongly recommend it to my readers.

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