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Life is What You Make it

Life is What You Make it

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Bangalore
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Language English
Binding Paperback
Publisher Srishti Publishers
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About the Book: Life is What You Make it The heart-warming story of a young girl who struggles against all odds, when life as she knows it is disrupted What would you do if the perfect life you have is torn asunder? Set across two cities in India in the early eighties, Life Is What You Make It is a gripping account of the years that change young Ankita Sharma's life. Pretty and intelligent, Ankita has everything she wants: friends, boys in hot pursuit, and admission into a premier management school for her MBA. But six months later, she finds herself a patient in a mental health hospital. How did she get here and will she ever get back her life again? Somehow, everything that made up her world has been taken away-and now she must fight like she has never had to, to recover her rightful lot. A gripping story of the pains of growing up, the strength afforded by faith and the indestructibility of the spirit, here is an inspiring story for modern readers. About the Author: Preeti Shenoy Pr ... See more
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  1. 5 of 5 people found this review helpful
     in a different way 18 March, 2014 On Junglee.com
    I would recommend this to everyone. But,

    beware.. after reading this book you may

    feel a little disconnected with the world or

    maybe you'll just want to think about

    your life in general. This actually made

    me look back at my life and all the things

    I have done.. Being a sensitive person.. it

    really made me wonder and stop.

    Okay, it is worth the read. Please, Do read it. You may or may not like it. But, you surely would be

    more knowledgeable after you read this

    book.
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  2. 5 of 6 people found this review helpful
     Its a story of a girl not story of her determined struggle against her mental condition 28 November, 2012 On Junglee.com
    From the title you think its a book that will inspire. however the inspiration part comes quite late in the story. The story at the beginning is full of details which could have been shorter so that the focus could be on 'what you make it part'.
    School goers may like it but if you are a serious reader you would get annoyed as you read it because of tit bit details of romance, drugs in parties which only go on to add some spice to the story. Perhaps the author took inspiration from 'highest selling author' to add spice but the flavor didn't come out good, at least for seasoned readers.
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  3.  It's OK - nothing more, nothing less 9 October, 2013 On Junglee.com
    I bought this book on sale, for a ridiculously low price, and I'm honestly glad that I did not pay the full price. I mean the book is not bad, it's actually pretty fast pacing, the language and grammar are good, the story itself is not that bad, but this book is definitely not suitable for "advanced" and more demanding readers.
    This story is about a young, smart and talented girl called Ankita and her experiences with college life. Love, break ups, friends, conservative families, hopes and dreams....well, for the most part, the usual ups and downs of a young Indian girl. The aspect I found interesting about this book was the subject of bipolar disease and its impacts on one's life. I liked the way Preeti Shenoy introduced her readers to this disorder and tried to make them understand what a bipolar person goes through. I also appreciate the fact that the author used simple and contemporary language which has a potential to attract young readers and to promote books reading in general.
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  4.  senior contributer 20 January, 2014 On Junglee.com
    JUNGLEE is one of the imp. site where people can get varieties of good quality materials in reasonable prices. Many things had purchased by me, one of them is a creation of Preeti Shenoy, which is her 1st writing, ie her BIOGRAPHY. It amazed me, as I'm going through it. She described simply about her fighting in life, from so many hurdles, even suffered in pshycic disease, having a very good, intelligent student. I became surprised about her mental strength, strong will power, which helped to ignore all difficulties & to proceed for new sunny sky in her life. Now She lives in Bangalore with her co-operative husband & two beautiful kids. I respect, love her very much. Everyone should read it to learn that, its a man/woman, not any other animals in the World, able to do, what he/she wants. Praying Preety's long life with sound health.
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  5.  Highly Disappointing.... 19 April, 2014 On Junglee.com
    I read this book, or more accurately tried to read this book. I was unable to finish this book because the author Preeti Shenoy tests your patience through an average story and horrible writing.

    This book is an example of how poor some of the present Indian writing is, especially with some of these overnight "bestselling" Authors.

    I passed this book to some of my friends and asked them to read. Not just me, even they found this book to be a piece of useless writing.

    Hate to be a bit harsh, but the truth is 'Life is what you make it' is not worth spending even 60 rupees. If you are so bored, please read five point someone once again or watch some movie on your laptop. But don't waste your time and money on this book!

    Giving a rating of 1 as I can't rate it to 0 or negative rating.
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  6. 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
     best to read at once 21 February, 2014 On Junglee.com
    This this one of the best book i read of Preeti Shenoy,
    love to find some more, stories is quite nice about a young girl issues & complication
    little confusing but yes the stories has a interesting love stories but it is to dramatic to show, so it best book to read at once.
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  7.  Life is what You Make it wonderful book 25 March, 2014 On Junglee.com
    I was and after reading this book still am looking for a technique How to find one's purpose in Life. That book did not help too much but that is not a critical view that just was my expectation. Maybe in some other book. ;o) As far as the book value I would say that it might help parents as well as their children get the right understanding what they are looking for in Life. To be more specific I would say that this book's message is clear and loud: Do what you Love /passion/is. Not what others expect from you. Sounds simple but in real Life is little bit more complicated. Thanks to Peter Buffett- his book, his music and his public Life the World will be better place for all of us on this small and wonderful Blue Planet Earth. Namaste Peter and all the fellow human beings.
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  8.  Interesting read 19 May, 2015 On Junglee.com
    I liked the book because it fared better than I had expected. The reason I expected it to be a general read was the sentence on the cover page – "A story of love, hope and how determination can overcome destiny". I thought it would be like other love stories. But Life is What You Make It is much more than just a love story. Above all, I liked the narration of this story.
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  9.  Motivating... totally worth 25 January, 2014 On Junglee.com
    I've read this book when I was having hard times during my graduation. My sister gave this book to me. The writing style of the book is so lucid that I finished it within a day. This book tells about the hardships in the life of a person and the way to cope with them.
    Truly, when life gives you lemons, make lemonade!
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  10.  Good book 4 February, 2015 On Junglee.com
    The book shows how life can be against you and how one should cope up with all the failures and miseries of life here, how to overcome a heartbreak.
    The delivery is good and reached well before time with no tampering anywhere.
    I would definitely recommend this book to all the readers looking for inspiration.
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  1.  Average book
    Its the book that has been in the bestsellers list for a long time now and convinced me to buy it. Although like most other Indian authors these days, the book is written in a pedestrian way. The story is better than the way it is written, so give it a try if you must. Published 1 year ago by PB On Junglee.com
  2.  Interesting read
    I liked the book because it fared better than I had expected. The reason I expected it to be a general read was the sentence on the cover page – "A story of love, hope and how determination can overcome destiny". I thought it would be like other love stories. But Life is What You Make It is Read more Published 1 year ago by Anubha On Junglee.com
  3.  Good book
    The book shows how life can be against you and how one should cope up with all the failures and miseries of life here, how to overcome a heartbreak.
    The delivery is good and reached well before time with no tampering anywhere.
    I would definitely recommend this book to all the readers looking Read more
    Published 1 year ago by Meher On Junglee.com
  4.  Love This Book
    This was the first book which I bought from Amazon & this book written some of the lines with match & teach i way of life and the challenges that comes out in the way. How a normal life made critical. Published 1 year ago by ViNoD On Junglee.com
  5.  Highly Disappointing....
    I read this book, or more accurately tried to read this book. I was unable to finish this book because the author Preeti Shenoy tests your patience through an average story and horrible writing.

    This book is an example of how poor some of the present Indian writing is, especially with some Read more
    Published 2 years ago by sanket On Junglee.com
  6.  Life is what You Make it wonderful book
    I was and after reading this book still am looking for a technique How to find one's purpose in Life. That book did not help too much but that is not a critical view that just was my expectation. Maybe in some other book. ;o) As far as the book value I would say that it might help parents as well as Read more Published 2 years ago by vinay On Junglee.com
  7.  in a different way
    I would recommend this to everyone. But,

    beware.. after reading this book you may

    feel a little disconnected with the world or

    maybe you'll just want to think about

    your life in general. This actually made

    me look back at my life and all the things Read more
    Published 2 years ago by payal On Junglee.com
  8.  best to read at once
    This this one of the best book i read of Preeti Shenoy,
    love to find some more, stories is quite nice about a young girl issues & complication
    little confusing but yes the stories has a interesting love stories but it is to dramatic to show, so it best book to read at once.
    Published 2 years ago by Nilesh On Junglee.com
  9.  Awesome Book, every one should read it.
    I like the book and fast delivery. It is one of the awesome book and every person should read it. Preeti has done a great job. Hope to read more books from Preeti. I started reading the book as soon I got it and it didn't let me go anywhere. Just in a week I was able to complete it. Published 2 years ago by Pawan On Junglee.com
  10.  Motivating... totally worth
    I've read this book when I was having hard times during my graduation. My sister gave this book to me. The writing style of the book is so lucid that I finished it within a day. This book tells about the hardships in the life of a person and the way to cope with them.
    Truly, when life gives you Read more
    Published 2 years ago by Saransh On Junglee.com