Endless Road (Wattys 2015)
Like so many things in life, fear can be fixed. It can be overcome, can be defeated. All it needs is a catalyst-- and the will to see it through.
When new boy in the class, Ajay Saxena, crosses paths with Dia Gandhi, he reminds her of everything she has always been afraid of-- change, trust, friendship, and love. There's no doubt that Dia is unwilling to acknowledge his existence. From the moment he locks her into the storage cupboard on a bet, he sets things into motion. Not only does he push past the barriers strongly guarding her heart, but also shows her that change is not only frequent, it is inevitable. Sometimes, it is futile to resist. Sometimes, change is the only thing acceptable.
But how can two people, who have so much to lose, accept a change that neither of them is ready for?
What brings them together is the promise of an extraordinary friendship. But what threatens to pull them apart is the demon that resides in their very selves-- for what is fear, if not a demon? For years, she struggles with his inability to trust her, while at the same time, her own secrets are getting heavier to hide... What can they do to prevent from annihilating each other and reaching the finish line together? For if they don't, it's just an endless road.