Book Review : Rightfully Wrong Wrongfully Right

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If there has to be one book cover that I would want to flaunt from my book collection of 2016, then it has to be of Rightfully Wrong Wrongfully Right. ‘Do not judge a book by its cover’, goes a saying, however, this might not hold true when it comes to to the romantic novel of Rightfully Wrong Wrongfully Right. The story of Rightfully Wrong Wrongfully Right is as good as the book cover and here is my review of the same.

Book Review of Rightfully Wrong Wrongfully Right

Book cover of Rightfully Wrong Wrongfully Right

The blurb of Rightfully Wrong Wrongfully Right

Love is in the air again…this time it’s steamy, bold, and manipulative! Gayatri and Viraj both are products of childhood trauma. Yet they were able to survive, one because of her shrewdness and the other because of his genius.

Rightfully Wrong Wrongfully Right, the final part of the best-selling ‘Right and Wrong’ love trilogy is the story of these two damaged souls.

Gayatri Dutta, the poster child for rich spoiled diva is fighting to escape a life of servitude her tyrant father is hell-bent on pushing her into. Her past string of failures has her backed against a wall. Lonely and desperate!

Viraj is a con who uses his genius to perpetuate his isolation. His life once of violence and abuse has left him cynical and cold. He shuns society and its hypocrisies.  And then Gayatri and Viraj cross paths. She needs him and he despises her. To Viraj, Gayatri is the epitome of all that he despises, shallow, manipulative, and the kind who uses her beauty as a weapon. Or is she? Gayatri sees Viraj only as a means to an end. She is sure that Viraj with his nerdy demeanour, owlish glasses, and crude behaviour will be easy to manipulate and walk over. Only he isn’t!”

Characterization and Plot in the novel

The characterization and plot of Rightfully Wrong Wrongfully Right are as interesting as the blurb and the cover. Both lay down the pieces of the puzzle(story) very neatly to the readers.

The characters of the book Rightfully Wrong Wrongfully Right are an extension of the previous two books of the author (which I am yet to read). But honestly, I do not regret not reading the previous books as I am completely enamoured by the character of ‘Gayatri’ in this book. She literally comes out of her comfort zone to change into a protagonist, shedding her shades of grey (this is what I could interpret of her character from extracts of the previous books)

‘Life begins at the end of your comfort zone’ and this holds true when it comes to the characters. Be it Viraj or Gayatri, they try to come out of their shell to embrace the practical world, and funnily, end up helping each in this endeavour. Gayatri’s equation with Nikhil is admirable. And, so is the friendship between Sneha and Nandini, and their bubbly characterization. It reminded me of my relationship with a couple of close friends. We love harmless gossiping, don’t we all? So, do indulge in some smiles while reading the scenes of these gossip sessions across the pages.

Though Gayatri comes out as a tough person in the story while handling the anti-social elements, she does display her vulnerability through her personal weaknesses. I guess this is where the character of Gayatri changes in the eyes of the reader, and, the writer in Varsha Dixit succeeds.

Because the writer does not make Gayatri’s character change a new leaf overnight due to the influence of Viraj like every other romantic story does. Instead, she builds Viraj’s character in such a way that he is the one who sees Gayatri as a brave fighter as well as a helpless person. He relates himself to her and understands that she requires ‘help’ to admonish personal demons. And, this vulnerability is what makes their hearts vulnerable (I shall not be a spoilsport here, by revealing much)

Rightfully wrong wrongfully right – yet, all right!

I would have loved reading a little more of Viraj. He is described as a scientist but nothing much is added to his otherwise illustrious profile. There could have been a few more pages dedicated to his body of work and his discoveries to justify his characterisation. Also, I really do not understand the glorification of ‘alcoholic drinks’ in the latest books that are being dished out, including RWWR. I cannot still connect ‘freedom’ with ‘alcohol’.

Theme

I loved how the writer has subtly conveyed social messages on domestic violence, women’s empowerment, independence, and social responsibility, through the plot and characters of Rightfully Wrong Wrongfully Right. Also, I liked the way Gayatri reveals her identity on media by being practical and to rescue her dooming business. Justifies, how in today’s business environment ‘any publicity is good publicity’. This step also emphasizes the fact that Gayatri is here to stay and succeed and has come out of the shadows of others!

Language and Literary Devices

The language used is very lucid and conversational. The narration is aptly supported by good humour that takes the story forward. Some of the metaphors, similes used, and the names of the chapters are weird, but at the same time hilarious. Monkeys and Manuals, Asswipes and Pimp I am – are some of the chapter names that stood out for me…

“In her head, a GIF kept playing on a loop- a GIF of her dropping a piano on Nikhil’s head”

“He picked up on her discomfort like an airport tower tracking an incoming plane”

To read many more of these and LOL while reading, grab a copy of this book as it makes a breezy read for the weekend.

Final thoughts on Rightfully Wrong Wrongfully Right

The novel Rightfully Wrong Wrongfully Right is a romantic light read. With strong social messages and dollops of humour, it definitely is rightfully right.

I give this book a rating of 4 /5

You may want to read the other book reviews of mine

 I received this book from the writer through TheBookClub in exchange for my honest and unbiased review

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