Quite early in his life, Aman had been labelled a ‘weirdo’. His side-parted, oil soaked hair and gawky physique made him the butt of jokes among his peers. There is nothing spectacular in his life—he studies all day, has never had an interaction with a girl that lasted more than five minutes, and scribbles his inner musings into his best friend, a personal diary.

Deep down, however, the guilt of being considered a social killjoy by the society starts to have a negative impact on him.

When forced out of his solitary shell into the action-infused warehouse that is ‘college’, Aman’s life takes a drastic U-Turn. Owing to a Chemistry project, he is forced to partner up with Kiara—a cheerful, carefree soul who tucks away her dark, brooding past upon arriving in Manipal.

What follows is a series of awkward encounters and quirky adventures; ones that throw them in the deep end and make them face their worst fears.

About the story:

The story revolves around a geek and a always-in-the-books kinda guy called Aman. Being an introvert, he never experiences life away from books. However, after stepping inside the college, he meets a girl – Kiara – who completely transforms his life. The book delineates a roller-coaster ride of Kiara, Aman, and Girish.

Writing & Narration:

The writing aspect of the author is as simple as it could have been. The narration is plain as well. There are no jargons or dictionary-blocks along the way. It’s an easy and simple read.

Book Cover & Title:

Both the cover and the title of the book seemed fascinating to me.


  • Easy to understand language
  • Perfect crafting of the plots and incidents


  • A bit of predictable and normal love story

My Verdict:

Letters in the Rain, as you could expect from the blurb, is a simple love story of youngsters, set in the college days. While the blurb is interesting, you may not find something very awe-inspiring in this book to read at first place. However, at some places, the story becomes really interesting and keeps you hooked. If you like reading love-stories, then you can definitely give it a try.

Ratings: 3/5

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