Book: My Father Is A Hero
Author: Nishant Kaushik
Publisher: Srishti Publishers & Distributors
Release: 15th January 2016
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The novel My Father is a Hero is based on father – daughter relationship. Vaibhav is a single parent and Nisha is his 10 yrs old daughter. The book is an easy and quick read. Vaibhav is a caring and sensitive father and goes to any length to fulfill his daughter’s dreams and happiness. Making sacrifices at personal level to accommodate his daughter’s needs is his daily routine.
Nisha is a brilliant girl and a class topper with a talent of becoming a famous singer in future who already won inter-class singing contest for three years in a row. She idolizes the famous singer, songwriter, and actress Rihanna. Father-Daughter duo’s lives were apparently settled and somewhat happy along with the struggles just like any normal family until the day of Nisha’s 11th birthday and something changes Nisha for worse. To bring her back to normal life Vaibhav plans something which is simply craziest for a person like him. With already so much financial burden he goes out of his way to fulfill Nisha’s biggest dream.
Now my take on the story.
The good part of the story is how Vaibhav treats his daughter with compassion and sensitivity. Never losing patience with a child even though he is so much stressed and frustrated with his professional life and colleagues is a great trait. Being a single parent is a challenge itself. He plays his part as a parent very well and yet there is a generation gap which is very normal. The way he prioritizes his daughter and the daughter is so well aware of his sacrifices leaves a good feeling about Father-Daughter relationship.
Nisha and her friends never sound like 10 years. Generally to be a sixth grader one needs to be atleast 12 years old. As much as I know International schools provide lunch and snacks to their students so Vaibhav and Nisha eating lunch together or Vaibhab preparing for lunch everyday or giving her lunch money felt a bit odd. No school allows their students to get inside school with colored hairs. The story is too simple and very much predictable apart from the trip planned at the end. And the last part is just far-fetched and dramatic in my opinion.
The cover also looks too simple and plain. Being a graphic designer myself I am very critical about book covers. Hope they change the cover in their next editions.
‘I received a copy from Writersmelon in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.’