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December 2, 2022

My Rating - 3 out of 5 stars

Publisher - White Falcon
Genre - Sci-fi
Publishing year - 2022
Language - English
ISBN - 978-1-63640-714-2
Pages - 178

Decoded by Sheeba Sojanar

Book Review - 

Sheeba Sojnar's debut book, Decoded: The Mysteries of the Future to the Ancients, is a tale of a girl named Vidhuna who traveled from 2167 to 2015. As we mostly think that in the future, machines will rule us, this story portrays that there is a lesser population and pollution where people live in peace and connect through only thoughts. 

There is no language in Vidhuna's world, and she has difficulty sharing her thoughts which leads her parents to send her back into the past. But then, she met Rose, a 50-year-old lady working in a school of special (disabled) kids, and realized that something was wrong with Vidhuna but couldn't pinpoint it. 

Rose and her husband, Theo, helped Vidhuna and enrolled her in Rose's school, where she met another character Revanth and his parents, Manju and Ranjan. Revanth is autistic, but Vidhuna realizes he doesn't belong here, just like she doesn't belong in the future. They create an indescribable bond. 

While Vidhuna's primary goal is to learn new ways of communication, she comprehends life lessons too, and with her simplicity, she raises the questions that stun the people around her. However, each character is multi-layered, but the cunningness and duplicity of some people were way too much for Vidhuna. I felt sad for Manju and Rose throughout the story, but I understand their plight. 

This story is tagged as sci-fi, but there is a tiny element of that genre in this book, and it disappoints me. However, I read various speculative fiction books and can say that this story has a deeper meaning. The characters will help you realize that life is straightforward, only we complicate it too much. 

Sheeba Sojanar has so much potential, and I look forward to reading her next book. Still, this one proved to be a moderate read for me, and I recommend it to newbies, those with autistic children, or those who live in meaningless relationships without even realizing the truth.

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