Author :- Sonia Sahijwani Saini
Length :- 118 pages
Format :- paperback/Kindle
Genre. :- court drama
A young girl Sia has recently finished her graduation in Law against her parent’s wishes. With absolutely no family background in the legal profession, she sets out to explore the various opportunities this not so common but upcoming field of law brings her way. Written in the form of short stories and inspiredby some true events, the author, through the protagonist Sia, narrates to us few such unusual and memorable incidents including some eccentric court room dramas, all of which left a deep impact in her life. This debut book one is an honest attempt to talk about law with a dash of satire, with an aim to reach out to all those who may or may have never heard anything about the legal profession nor would have ever stepped inside a court. And for those who are a part of it already, they might relate to it in some way. Just read along and enjoy the short but bumpy ride…..
“The Law cannot fail in dispensing justice”
More than just a courtroom drama, author debut book illustrate the young law graduate Sia and her law journey in six short stories. Every story gives the diverse experience in the legal system through the eyes of Sia and taught us not just about law but something more as well.
The one thing I adore about this book is that author didn’t make it melodramatic by false spicing up with corrupt and injustice of the system as we see in the movies. The book actually strengthen our faith in law as cleverly messaged in the book. Thanks to author law background.
It’s a narrative with whom I can identify, sympathize and laugh along with but there are some portion that seem contrived and doesn’t feel urgent or alive enough.
Despite the simple and clever writing style there is no shape of the story. I feel disconnected with the story many times. Each story irrespective of others has no strong narrative arc but the clever messaging makes up for it.
P.S. :- The book is signature @sonyasahijwani style. Short, crisp, informative and thoroughly personal.
Rating :- 3/5