At some point of time in our lives, we’ve all had that one imaginary friend. She/he was the perfect companion. They were exactly what we needed to look at life in a new perspective. They were our friends, our soulmates for life.
Whether we see them or not, well that’s a completely different topic of discussion.
One of my all time favorite books that does not fall in the fantasy category is, ‘If You Could See Me Now’ by Cecelia Ahern.
The book is not exactly something I would suggest if you’re looking for something casual. Rather, the book goes into extraordinary detail about the life and the problems of the characters.
Narrated from the perspective of an Invisible Friend, ‘Ivan’ from Ekam Eveileb, the book follows the story as Ivan gets introduced to a new friend Luke. Ivan is all set to do his thing and be the best friend that Luke ever had. But when Luke’s aunt Elizabeth starts hearing him, he starts wondering if Luke was really who he was here for.
This might not exactly be an understandable explanation of the plot. But this book, I do not want to give away. It is so much better to read the book yourself and enjoy the story.
Essentially though, the book is the story of a world where imaginary friends are real. They just appear only to those who are in need of them and rather not to everyone else.
Having said that, I have to mention that Cecelia Ahern had done an absolutely amazing job writing the novel. It is an extremely well-written novel that takes the riders on an emotional ride. The writing automatically makes the readers connect with Elizabeth, the protagonist. Overall, the story is one hell of a read.
One, not exactly negative but well, not a positive note is that the writing might also be a little bit confusing. The language requires the readers to give it its due concentration. There’s a chance that when you start reading the book, you might not exactly understand or connect with the book that fast. But trust me and keep reading, it is sure to catch you in its pages.
I’d give the book a 4/5. Don’t miss it. Go read it now!