Divorce is painful. It drags, hurts, and kills. It is excruciating when one’s still a bachelor. And an eligible one at that! According to the
Preetha’s immersive writing makes this novel deeply atmospheric, and it feels vivid and meaningful. Acceptance, bravery, friendship, forgiveness, and bullying are a few of the themes the author has explored.
Oseman works magic with her illustrations as Charlie and Nick deal with many challenges – coming out, who and when to tell, and whether to forgive or not. There’s an incredible representation and speaks loads of inclusion and diversity.
Heartstopper: Volume One is a quick and enjoyable coming-of-age story. I absolutely recommend this wholesome romance to all readers above 13. It has the awkwardness of first love, the warmth of comfort, no melodrama, and is not risqué at all!
To love and be loved is every human’s greatest desire. But what happens when one is not free to love? The Carpet Weaver by Nemat Sadat is one such love story, but at the same time, it is much more than a regular love story. It’s a story of grit, determination, and survival amidst war. It is also the tale of forbidden love, and the coming out story of a young man. And above all, it’s a masterpiece to cherish forever!
‘Six Metres of Pavement’ by Farzana Doctor is a heart-warming story of strangers brought together by fate—the one common thread between them being sadness. The story seamlessly blends love, loss, despair, and sexuality with a generous hint of realism. The characters are real and speak to the readers with effortless ease.
Love in the Big City by Sang Young Park is a contemporary adult fiction novel set in Seoul where we journey with Young, a young Gay man, as he goes through life. Originally written in Korean in 2019, the English translation is by Anton Hur. It is about the emptiness which becomes part of one’s life and searching for love while struggling to survive in the big city.
Veiled againEnslaved again Precious education lostMy identity lostMy soul betossed Fertile land ravaged, bleedsMy home plundered, pleadsHeartless men, cruel deedsHumanity wails, atrocity exceeds Freedom denied,