ONCE is a great story full of characters that easily earn a place in your heart. It sneaks up on you with haunting imagery and exquisite details that transport the reader into the middle of the story almost immediately. It has a surprising protagonist and an unexpected ending which keep it fresh and entertaining page after page. It relates to the deepest aspects of the human heart and explores issues which are easy to relate to but rarely explored. I especially enjoyed the poems that grace the pages of ONCE and are all original and beautifully written.I would recommend ONCE for everyone and will be awaiting new releases from Mian Mohsin Zia with anticipation from now on.