Book Review: A Poem Called Life – A Day With Madhu by Prarthana Saji

Title: A Poem Called Life – A Day With Madhu
Author: Prarthana Saji
Pages: 63
Publisher: Writer’s Pocket
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Can we imagine a life where there would be no scope left for our freedom? How can one grow if their freedom is snatched and wings are chained? Sometimes we need to open up the windows of happiness and watch the beautiful rainbow outside by believing in the miracles of the life. Since, the life has a lot to offer, all we need is to appreciate our life and count on our blessings. Well, with such optimistic and encouraging messages young author Prarthana Sajipresents her latest title, “A Poem Called Life – A Day With Madhu!” The book presents a great piece of writing that invites the readers on a transformative journey, instilling them with confidence as well as freedom!

Author Prarthana Saji is a fifteen-year-old girl studying in Class 10 at Army Public School in Mhow. She has been gifted with the ability to achieve much beyond her age. In addition to her being passionate about her studies, she is a classical singer, a poet and a writer. She started writing poems in her free time from the age of 8. Many of her poems have been published in school and national level magazines. An avid reader herself, she started writing her first book at the age of 12, which had been nominated for the Author awards instituted by a leading media group. She started writing this sequel in January 2020, when she was 13 and completed it in September 2020 at the age of 14. She lives with her father, Naval Commander KK Saji who is a retired officer and now an Entrepreneur, her mother, Dhanya Sugunan who is a teacher and her sister, Keertana who studies in class 9.

The book, “A Poem Called Life – A Day With Madhu” by Author Prarthana Saji is a young adult novel coming under the category of ‘Contemporary Fiction!’ Well, the storyline revolves around the primary character, Madhuwarni who is a shy and introvert girl bound by the chains of insecurity and self-doubt. However, she wishes to attain freedom for herself and the plot of this amazing title progresses with the various incidents taking place in her life. In this title, the author pens down an encouraging journey of a girl towards her pursuits of freedom in a very captivating and beautiful manner!

The book presents the readers with the story of a young girl who is plagued by shyness, self-doubt, and a sense of confinement – Madhuwarni. She yearns for a day where she can break free from the chains of insecurity and inhibition, allowing herself to live without boundaries. Little does she know that her heartfelt wish will become a reality, but in a most unexpected way. Moreover, through this story the author takes the readers on a journey of self-discovery, freedom, and the transformative power of a single day.

Now, after going through the collection of chapters added in this book by the author one can say that the Book Title, “A Poem Called Life – A Day With Madhu” is certainly an appropriate one. Moreover, a book title like this can also be considered as a ‘Philosophical Title’ that makes it altogether much catchy and compelling enough for the readers to pick up this book and give it a read. Over here, the book title is generating a very thought provoking vibe and therefore, as a reader you would feel the urge to go inside the chapters and try to understand the author’s thoughts. Moreover, with reference to the subject matter of the book, the title is completely justified and the author has been truly wise to go ahead with such a book title!

Well, if we go over the Readers’ Connect part for this book then interestingly we can note that this title, A Poem Called Life – A Day With Madhu’ is written in a real appealing manner. The narrative takes a fascinating turn when Madhuwarni wakes up one day to find herself without identity or memories. This unexpected twist propels her into a journey of self-exploration where she must rediscover who she is and what truly matters to her. The story highlights a transformation that brings forth a new and vibrant persona in the main character. As she breaks herself, free from the shell of insecurity and self-doubt that had previously defined her.

One of the standout elements of this novel is the integration of poetry into the narrative. Madhu’s journey is beautifully intertwined with her poems, adding depth and emotion to her experiences. The poems not only reflect her inner thoughts and feelings but also serve as a vehicle for her self-expression and growth!

Now, coming to the final part of the review, i.e. the Book Verdict, we can conclude that a title like “A Poem Called Life – A Day With Madhu” is for sure a MUST READone. The book deserves a chance by the readers, as it is a delightful and inspiring novel resonating with young adult readers. Moreover, the book will also appeal to all those readers who appreciates a tale of self-discovery and the pursuit of freedom. Prarthana Saji’s storytelling is both heartfelt and poetic, making this book a joy to read. It encourages us to embrace change, celebrate our uniqueness, and cherish the relationships that enrich our lives.

Prarthana Saji’s writing style is engaging and relatable, making it easy for young adult readers to connect with Madhu’s experiences. The character development is skilfully executed, allowing readers to witness Madhu’s evolution as she navigates through a day filled with adventures, emotions, and newfound relationships!

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