Turning Back Time Book Review

RATING - 4.5/5

AUTHOR: Shravya Gunipudi

PUBLISHER: Gargi Publishers


Shravya Gunipudi, a 23-year-old CA and CS, has been writing ever since the tender age of nine. Now, more than a decade since her first journey with the pen, she has won numerous prizes for her Articles, Short Stories and Poetry. She was a part of 19 Anthologies with a total of 17 published stories and was recognized as 'Best Writer of the Year, 2013' by yourstoryclub.com. She is also the editor of the project 'The Book of Dreams' by Numerique Publications.

Shravya wishes to explore her passion both in Finance and Writing. It is her dream to merge her creative side with her analytical one. Writing, she believes, is the best form of expression that calms the mind and frees the soul. Her favorite quote is 'Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing about'.


When people we love pass away, they only take their presence with them. They leave their memories with us.

The story revolves around 'Alia', an emotionally distant woman, and how the lives of four elderly strangers impact her own very deeply, bringing about a change in the way she treats herself and those around her. As the clock begins to tick and they each start to die, leaving their stories behind for her to learn from, she finds that the depression and trauma caused by their loss have left with her the gift of a lifetime... Realization.

In the tale of life, death and the ride in between, where there are always mistakes and never second chances, there is only one question. Can you make it through without regrets?


Turning Back Time is not just about a girl's life, it's about four different stories of four different individuals who motivate the girl to choose the right path in her life so that she can live happily without any regrets. The author has lived by the quote which she follows by writing something worth reading.

Turning Back Time begins with a simple twenty-five-year-old girl who works in an old age home but what changes the entire flow of the story is the way how beautifully the author has connected four different individuals story to this girls.

What I loved most about the book is that there are hatred, child marriage, rape, and every possible negative element which can add to the climax of the book but the most important element of the book is love. Every story in the book begins differently and ends on a different note and all the stories impact the girl's life towards a positive path.

The language used by the author is very simple and easy to understand. You can feel the emotions and easily connect with the stories. The cover of the book is also beautiful. Overall, Turning Back Time is a must read and I would love to read more books from the author in future.

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