It is a natural human tendency to look back at life that has gone by and ponder over how things have gone and how they were planned. In the midst of this, there is always a stream of thoughts that goes along and makes the thinker understand how far they have come in terms of evolving as a person and becoming more mature than they used to be. This same feature is a part of “Halfway Point: A Conversation” which is the combination of the discussions between Rummana A Sharvari B about the different situations they have gone through so far. The book more appears like an exchange of thoughts on a shared coffee, which are filled with different moments comprising of contentment, reminiscing, thoughtful times, decisions, their resolve for the future and frequent delving into the past. This also invokes the air of nostalgia that pervades a major part of the text.
To add more to the description of the book, “Halfway Point: A Conversation” by Rummana A Sharvari B not only showcases the exchange of thoughts between two individuals but also gives the readers a glimpse into their personal lives. As the two women discuss their own experiences, they also touch upon the larger issues that have affected them and the society as a whole. Through their conversations, the book delves into various themes, such as love, relationships, career choices, societal norms, and expectations. Even though the book is born from individual experiences, it goes beyond by taking the world into perspective. This comprises their culture, lifestyle, discussions about their family and individual members while being pensive about their own states.
The book also stands out for its honesty and relatability. The authors share their vulnerabilities and fears, making the readers realize that they are not alone in their struggles. Moreover, the book also offers a sense of hope and inspiration to those who are at a crossroads in their lives, trying to figure out their next step. The honesty of the two women gives the book the required touch of humor, and emotions, thus making the book a product of real life which is strongly rooted in the lives of people who have lived through the different phases and looking forward to living it further as they acquire more experiences.
“Halfway Point: A Conversation” is a heartfelt and thought-provoking book that offers a fresh perspective on life, relationships, and society. It is a must-read for anyone who is looking for some clarity and direction in their own life. At the same time, this book would also be a treasure to those who are in similar stages of their lives as the authors and who face similar situations in different ways. This does not restrict the book to any particular gender and opens it to reading by people above and beyond Halfway Point: A Conversation of their lives. In light of this, the book is suggested to readers who are interested in exploring a different style of reading which is unique as well as innovative.