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“Heart Of Bullets” by Nikhil Khushwala is a story of friendship, a story of love and sacrifice. The story revolves around the life of solider. Every soldier has an extraordinary tale to tell. The sacrifices, the hardships, the struggles that they had been through for the love of their mother nation.

The story is about love , sacrifice and undying friendship of two childhood best friend – Arpan and Sam. The author elegantly uses the literary terms. The story is keeps the readers engaged with the one liners used and the heart wrenching poems that gives rhythmic touch to the book.

The story begins with the scene at LoC that Arpan narrates to his siblings about the life of solider when they get attacked suddenly by enemy, about the life of people that are connected with them, when he is back at home for leave .The story then focuses on the hero of the book – SAM. Arpan then narrates his flashback with all details that happened with him and his best friend Sam since the farewell night.

And then the story with twists and turns flows from soldier’s life to teenage immature love, where minor misunderstandings broke the lifelong bond but the beautiful poems in between makes the reader to flow through the book.

The last part of book i.e. the climax is indeed emotional but quite unrealistic but the way it is penned down is really applaudable.

The author has gracefully scribbled the life of martyr’s family after the sacrifice of of soldier. The fight of Indian Army during attack arose patriotism besides thrill , though the last fight of Arpan ended too soon.

But the story by Nikhil Khushwala that thrills you and even melts eyes with Goosebumps is a worth read.

-Sonia Motwani

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