Bustle ‘Bout Books: Review- ‘Sunshine Town’ by Maniissh Aroraa

Name: Sunshine Town

Author: Maniissh Aroraa

Genre: Teenage fiction

Publishing date: December 10, 2017

My rating: 3.5/5 stars

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'Sunshine Town' by Maniissh Aroraa is my current read! I am liking it so far! This book is set in Varanasi (India) in the late 90s. It is written in first person. The book follows the journey of Shlok, a teenager, who daydreams and wants no more than what a simple teenager of his age might want. He is a young boy aspiring to be a doctor and to be able to love and get the love of a girl named Natasha. He is intelligent yet he doesn't really channel his intelligence for the greatest purpose. But, soon, realisation strikes and he determines to work hard. But, will he be able to reach his goals even after being so diligent? One thing is for sure, it won't be an easy ride. My review of this book will be up on Sunday on my blog! I am extremely grateful to @bookpreneur.in for sending me this book! Have you read this book? Are you planning to? Let me know! QOTD: What's one bookish trope you love the most? Is there any bookish trope you hate? ______________________________________ 💮💮💮💮💮💮💮💮💮💮💮💮💮💮 #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #books #indiabookstagram #bookish #booklove #bookislove #bookishlove #booknerd #bookworm #booklover #bookgeek #wordnerd #bookreviewer #bookreview #bookblogger #bookblog #pages #tangerine #colour #color #colours #marbles #amreading #amblogging #amreviewing #amwriting #bookphotography #photography #bookcollection

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NOTE: This is a paid review. I am extremely grateful to Bookpreneur for sending me this book as a review copy. However, this does not at all hinder my honest opinions regarding the book. This is a spoiler-free review. All opinions are solely mine.


This book is a contemporary, teen fiction novel which follows the life of a teenager named Shlok. He is a young boy who aspires to be a doctor but, also to love and get the love of Natasha, her neighborhood friend. Shlok is intelligent but, he doesn’t really channel his intelligence in the best of ways. However, when realisation strikes, he makes it a point to be determined and score well in his pre-university exams. He makes detailed plans and does not get scared by any obstacles on his way. But, will he be able to attain success in everything he does, even after being so determined? You need to read the book to know what exactly happens!

This book is written in first person and it enables us to understand what exactly Shlok goes through everytime he confronts any situation. I like the fact that ‘perseverance’ is given a lot of importance in this book. What Shlok goes through proves that anything can be achieved with a bit of patience and a lot of hard-work!

This book is definitely a great read for people who would like to know more about the emotional turmoils that teenagers go through. However, there are a few things that made me a bit disappointed. Firstly, there are some grammatical errors in the book. The first time I found one, I thought it was some publication error but, when I found a mistake for the third time, I knew they weren’t just publication errors. So definitely, I feel editing should have played a major role in bringing the book forward. Secondly, there were a few instances where I found a bit of generalisation made regarding the behaviour of women and girls. I understand that the book is written from the perspective of a teen boy but still, going through the generalised statements, I did not feel great.

I would recommend this book to people who would like to get their hands on a light read and somebody who would like to get a bit of insight into what young minds go through and how they deal with emotions in different situations. Also, anybody who likes to read books with easy and understandable language can pick this one up!


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Meher

Published by: Meher Gandhi

Hello to all the readers and writers out here! I am Meher Gandhi. I am a dreamer and a wanderer, dreaming of a world made of words and wandering in a land of my own scribblings. I am constantly scribbling my reveries and all the secrets I unearth while living, sometimes it’s on paper, most of the times, it’s mental notes. WordPress is a great platform to showcase the art of writing be it on the spot or else. I am loving this work of writing blogs, reading your blogs, commenting on them, receiving the likes, comments and valuable suggestions. It is all so fun! I am a teenager who loves to read and write. I am a positive person and so are my scribblings. If you want to connect with me then, head over to the contact page in the “my pages” section! Would you like to join me in for a walk in my land of scribblings? With love, Meher.

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5 thoughts on “Bustle ‘Bout Books: Review- ‘Sunshine Town’ by Maniissh Aroraa”

  1. Wow what an honest review! The more I read your blog, the more I look forward to the next one! You are an amazing writer and the way you articulate your opinion is outstanding! Keep it up girl!

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