Book Review:- 34 Bubblegums and Candies by Preeti Shenoy.


I’ve read “Life Is What You Make It” written by the Indian author Preeti Shenoy. It was a good book, you can see the review here. Today I am going to write a review on 34 Bubblegums and Candies written by the same author (Preeti Shenoy). I ordered it from Flipkart.. 34 Bubblegums and Candies is the debut novel of Preeti, carries all incidents that we face in our lives, be it good or bad. It is essentially a collection of 34 real-life incidents, based on her life. 🙂
The author has mentioned several little incidents that happen everyday and that many of us forget to take notice of. I would say that it is a nice read. It reminds you of many things that we leaves behind in our life.


‘Why the title ’34 Bubblegums and Candies’? To this, the author answers ‘because there are incidents that make you ponder and make you want to think and maybe re-think. Like chewing a bubble gum. Then there are others, spiked with doses of humor that make you laugh and leave you a feel-good sensation. Just like eating a candy’. True to its title, the book has 34 very short incidents drawn from the author’s life. Many of which are candies and very few are bubblegums. 😀


In this book there is a story, a romance, a suspense, some tears, some hearty laughs, some heart touching moments, some naughty moments and lots of twists and turns…yes I found all of the above in this book.. A cocktail of all such feelings and emotions have been beautifully put across in the 34 chapters of this book. 🙂
It is a very nice and a very motivating book. It is a tiny book with 146 pages and the price is also very cheap. 😀


Such a good book which deals with the experiences we encounter in our everyday lives, and how we can take every situation as it comes. Preeti is an lovely writer, there is no doubt in that. I loved the way she is able to pick an everyday incident of her life. 🙂 It is a good book, a one time read. I love Preeti’s writing skills. After reading this book I am sure she’s a great person. 🙂 I don’t know why, but after reading this book, I LOVE PREETI SHENOY 😀 😛 She is a lovely writer 🙂 and I really want to meet her once in my life! 🙂


There are 34 chapters/stories in the book and My personal favourites from the book are –

1. Please hug me-I’m just like you (An emotional account of a day spent with children suffering from HIV/AIDS),

2. Radiators and Drains (The two types of people in everybody’s life)

3. My Special Friend (About the author’s bestfriend)

4. Siblings without rivalry (An instance where the author’s older kid accepted punishment in school, saving his younger and rule-abiding sister from the embarrassment)

5. The Magic of faith (A beautiful instance of the author’s six year old daughter’s faith in her mother)

6. It happened One Night (A funny incident, It made me laught a lot)

7. Live, Love Laugh (A beautiful message.)


All in all, 34 Bubblegums and Candies is a must read book for everyone…So go ahead, give it a try! 🙂

My Rating:- 4/5


Hope, you liked my review..Pls share your comments…Take care….Happy reading 🙂

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