Tuesday, 1 March 2016

Book Review: Hey Dad Meet My Mom by Sandeep Sharma,Leepi Agrawal

Hey Dad Meet My Mom is an interesting novel by an Agra based boy, Sandeep Sharma and Ahmadavadi Chokri, Leepi Agrawal. The introduction of our authors is really intriguing so as the story. The way they have used this Psychoanalytical Approach in their work is splendid. This is not everyone's cup of tea and they both have made this tea with a well knit conceptual thought which is much appreciated. 

Cover- The cover of the book has a color scheme of purple and tinge grey white which makes it attractive. The background picture of a boy and a couple further grabs the attention of the readers.

Title- The title in itself an answer to what would be there in the novel.The whole story revolves around this concept, Hey Dad! Meet My MOM...

Atmosphere- The story is set at two different places, Delhi and Ahmedabad. Presumably both the places are the homelands of two authors and it is obvious that they have mentioned about that. Moreover, one can easily make out that the Delhi part is written by Sandeep and the latter is written by Leepi( as per assumptions). Both have done relatively, a very good job in their descriptions of the places. 

Plot- This novel is a story within a story which has a main plot followed by the subplot. Puneet and Myra are the protagonists of the main plot whereas Roshni and Puneet are the actors of the sub plot. It also has another subplot that involves Puneet's relationship with his unborn child Rishi. All the plots merge with the main plot making it a well knit  and strongly constructed plot.

Theme- There are varied range of themes.The main theme is the psychoanalysis which deals with a condition where a person seems to be in coma and is able to connect to her loved one in the form of dreams or hallucinations.The novel showcase the love relationships between Puneet and Myra and then in the later half at the time of flashbacks, Puneet and Roshni's relationship is delineated where Roshni is none other than the girl who happens to appear in Puneet's dreams.

The other theme is father- son relationship. Although, Rishi is a persona not reality, yet Puneet builds up a strong bond with him which is hard to believe for the readers. Well, its all the game of authors to play with their characters' mind.

Next is theme of friendship between Puneet and Maya. Maya understands him very well and acts as a catalyst in his life. They share everything, starting from happiness to sorrows.

Characterization- Both the authors have done a tremendous job in playing with the minds of their characters be it Myra, Puneet, Roshni or Rishi. All are powerful in their own way. Even the parents of Roshni and Puneet have a significant role to play in the story. To be honest, they are concerned parents whose worries overpowers the love of their children and they end up becoming the villains for the two lovers Roshni and Puneet.

Style- The structure of the novel is simple, lucid, condensed and has pithiness in it. There are variety of sentences like simple, compound and complex. The descriptions are artistic and the use of poetic language at places makes it attractive. Authors have used first and third person narratives which doesn't bore the readers. The use of psychoanalysis approach makes the novel stand out.

Editing- The editing was not up to the mark. There were minute errors which can be easily worked upon.

Other Reviewshttps://theverdictsout.wordpress.com/2015/02/06/book-review-of-hey-dad-meet-my-mom-by-sandeep-sharma-leepi-agrawal/




Availability of the bookhttps://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23911468-hey-dad-meet-my-mom



About the Authors

Sandeep Sharma (21), a dreamer from Agra, the city of love and the Taj Mahal, is currently in his final year pursuing B. Tech (Civil Engineering) from JSS Academy of Technical Education, Noida. He is very passionate about writing and has been writing short stories for a personal blog since 5 years. He has also co-founded ‘The Author’s Blog’ which is a kind of a platform which tries to bridge the gap between authors and readers. He is an avid reader and loves to review books on his blog. He has been previously associated with many anthologies as a contributing author. He loves to spend most of his time with his parents. According to him, “Parents always have so much to teach, it’s just a matter of your learning desire and time.” He can be contacted through: E-Mail: sandeeplochansharma@yahoo.in

Leepi Agrawal is a final year student and a gold medalist for her academic excellence in Masters of Computer Applications at Indus University, Ahmedabad. She has won the TechFest in April 2014 at college and state Level. It is said that books are a person’s best friend, so Leepi started spending her time with this special friend who then led her to write stories and poems at an early age. The Times of India gave wings to her writing by publishing her works in their esteemed newspaper. She is quite obsessed with writing, wires and machines and subsequently her obsession have turned into her passion and profession.


  1. Hi Surbhi. Liked your review. I would also like to have a review of my novel SONG OF A FLYING SPARROW. Need your address.

    1. thankyou so much sir.. means a lot for me to review your work..:)