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The Diary On The Fifth Floor by Raisha Lalwani.

By Riddhima

The Diary on the Fifth Floor is not just a story about a girl dealing with her issues.  This book is about our society and how we are all going through similar experiences. The book is about the lack of emotions in our everyday interactions.

The Diary on the Fifth Floor .jpgt is about our inability to emote and express ourselves. We hear stories from friends and family, from our neighbours. They aren’t pleasant so we express our sympathy and then forget about them. Writing gave me an emotional outlet to express these deep-seated feelings of our everyday struggle, of our joys, of our loneliness and our longings

The Diary on the Fifth Floor is a fascinating tale of a 25-year-old woman that takes hold of us from the moment she enters the hospital; more precisely, the fifth floor. Visibly terrified, she clutches at her cloth bound Diary, caught in the horns of a terrible dilemma – whether or not to hand over the diary to the doctor. She fears that she will be declared insane if her tangled web of thoughts, unspooling in dark mysterious stories is read by the dissecting eye of a doctor.

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 What does this diary contain?

As the novel progresses, we are drawn into characters and stories that are toe curling, strange and haunting in their raw intensity. What is the story of this woman? What secrets lie in the pages of her Diary?
What happens on the fifth floor?

The book revolves around one single question. It is not asked upfront but has been sent out in the void and resurfaces at the end of every chapter,



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