Book Review – Dance in the Rain


Title: Dance in the Rain

Author: Shreya Dutta

Publisher: Think Tank Books

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Publishing Date: January 2018

Genre: Poetry

Pages: 58

ISBN-10: 8193620402

ISBN-13: 978-8193620403

Format: Paperback, Kindle edition


Shreya Dutta, through her book, would indeed make anyone dance in the rain of emotions. Her book, a collection of poems, written during the course of her school days truly paint on canvas the maturity she gained at an early age. This book evokes romance, betrayal, and resultant catharsis in equal length and breadth. Through her poems, she has wonderfully captured the issues of child abuse and triple talaq, the essence of love, the pain of heartbreak, and passion she had for her dreams which encourage her to break every limitation coming her way. “Dance in the Rain”, thus, is a coming-out-of-age collection of poems which aptly reflect the growth of the writer from youth to adulthood, shedding her imaginary persona and embracing her real self. In the end, it will leave you with a unique style of poetry writing, aptly displayed in the first and last poems, where she weaved the words in a lyrical fashion to embed her name ‘Shreya’ and the country ‘Bhutan’ in wonderfully composed stanzas.


Book Cover: 3/5

Book Title: 3.5/5

Poems: 4.5/5

Writing Style: 5/5

Language and Vocabulary: 3.5/5

Grammar and Punctuation: 4/5



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