Lemon Girl is a thought-provoking story about a girl who becomes victim of a sexual crime. She gets even more shattered when she is made to bear the blame for the incident. This breaks her down psychologically. She rejects her real self and transforms into a submissive parasite who is totally devoid of self-respect and acts as a glamourous but voiceless doll made to be played about by men.
But the true love of one man helps her to get over from the forced guilt, find her true self, re-discover her lost self-respect and dreams and assert that what happened to her was not her fault.
Despite being based upon a serious social issue, the book keeps a balance between poignancy and entertainment and has a very pleasing and heart-warming love story.
The book has been beautifully woven around the themes of abuse of women, the injustive forced upon the rape victim by Indian society and the effects of all this on the victim. The novel has brilliant display of psychological trauma of such victims.
Lemon Girl is well written, fast paced and has superbly drawn, realistic and likeable characters.