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Thursday, July 9, 2020

My Rating - 2 out of 5 stars
Publisher - Self-Published
Genre - LGBTQ/Fiction
Publishing year - 2020
Language - English
ASIN - B089MC6FSZ
Pages - 125



My Review - 

Silk Threads is a debut book based on a high school gay romance written by Partha Sarathy. The Pride was last month, and I read four books on LGBTQ continuously, including this one. The prologue creates an emanation of heartbreak and new beginnings for the main character, Han. The story revolves around the struggle of characters in finding love and with their sexuality. 

Han transfers to a new school to save himself from bullying. Here he met Aiden, Noah, and Liam. Han was struggling with low self-esteem and hides his sexuality in the new school. While Aiden feels something for Han when he meets him for the first time in a classroom. Han's nature is quite open, but due to his past experiences, he starts keeping his feelings to himself. Aiden felt Han's behaviour weird at first but soon falls for him. 

Noah and Liam are childhood best friends; they even share the same birthday date. They both have feelings for each other, but their way of showing and Liam's way of thinking creates trouble in paradise. Aiden and Noah both are reckless, while for Liam additional things, like what will society says or think, means a lot. Being gay is not easy for Liam, he has under the influence that these thoughts are evil, and it is a devil's act.

The other characters play a flat role, like their parents, teachers, and other classmates. The father figure is not in a picture, except, in the end, that too feels like just to give the story a dramatic turn. Han's mother showed as an affluent and independent lady who actually cares for his son. Liam's mom turned out to be an activist, but where she was when her son corporally harming himself? 

There is not a single likable character in the story, maybe because of the narrative. Partha Sarathy has written the story with Han, Liam, Noah, Aiden, and Aaron's (Han's love interest in his old school) POV. It didn't work for me all, whenever I start forming a connection with one character, the author dives into another person's point of view. Also, the characters lack depth. 

I understand that being gay a person doesn't feel safe, and society turns their backs on them, so they need a desire to be discreet, or live in a denial that explains Han and Liam's act. While Aiden's persona feels straight shallow and annoying. He dropped the violin club, and join the chess club, so he could spend more time with Han. For him, he did the great "sacrifice" and goes on for a long time saying about it. Like I sacrificed violin for Han, so he should understand that or accept me and so on. 

I also have problems with editing, and it is not just about the grammatical thing. In one place, chapter thirteen comes after the eleven, and then the twelve, and after that fourteen. So, the whole sequence is like 11-13-12-14. It breaks the flow of reading. 

The author tries his best to deliver a romance novel, and I like how he describes the atmosphere. It was mesmerizing, and I felt like I was there. I also admire his efforts in writing a gay love story, the overhasty steps of boys are also portrayed well. But he needs to work on character development and narration style so that he could create a much better novel in the future. The book is best suitable for teens who are looking for some fast-paced story. 

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