Bookish Witch

Wild Card by Asfiya Rahman

Book blurb:

Karan Mehrotra thinks he has it all. He is about to marry the love of his life, Riya and is on his way to win at Wimbledon, fulfilling a childhood dream of his. However destiny has other plans for him and he is forced to put aside his dreams when life throws a wild card at him. Eight years later destiny coyly lays another opportunity in front of him. Does he finally get another chance to fulfill his childhood dream or will he let his fear stop him from taking up the challenge? Find out how a tennis champion is forced to step away from his fame into obscurity and how a bossy little girl forces him to take up one of the hardest challenges of his life and face the life he had left behind.

Genre: Fiction/Drama

Pages: 176

Format: Paperback/Kindle eBook


  • Paperback: 49 INR/$0.99
  • Kindle: 125 INR/$7.40

My Ratings: 4/5

This book tells a story of sports which teaches us about things that go beyond the court. If you’re a sports lover, here’s a story you’ll love and appreciate. Read this one to understand Tennis and what goes into the making of a good sportsperson.

What I liked about the book:
–>The relationship dynamic between the lead father-daughter duo aka Karan and Roshni.
–> The multiple POVs which add intrigue to the overall plot and story.
–> The easy camaraderie and fun banter encounters between Karan and Vikram, and Roshni and Vikram.
–> I’m not much of a Tennis buff so this was somewhat of a GK read too!
–> Effectively drives home the point that sports isn’t just about physical strength but also needs strong emotional grit.

What I did not like about the book:
–> The story talks about Roshni, one of the two lead characters of this story, after almost halfway through the book.

Quotable quotes:
–> He needed to play his strengths, but more importantly, he needed to pick on his opponent’s weaknesses.
–> The morning was dull and gloomy. The sky was overcast but there was no sign of rain. Roshni hated such weather. “Either it should rain or the clouds should go away. This kind of weather makes me feel sad.”
–> I have to stop thinking about what’s best for me and start thinking about what’s best for all of us.
–> You had a dream, you worked hard towards it. But if you had to walk away from it, it’s not your fault.
–>Blood, sweat and tears that went into being here.
–>So close and yet so far.

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