Cover has been designed very well. It has a very innovative interface & interesting approach. Title is apt, catchy & goes in accordance with the story at hand. Clearly the cover & title is the only good thing I found about the book. Other than that, I don’t have any good points to describe about it.
I really expected a lot from this book considering all the hype going on over social media. However, I regret to say this that I’m highly disappointed. It’s unlikely befitting me to leave things half-assed so I always read & finish a book no matter what happens or how things end up being. Even while reading this, I hoped with all my heart things will work out & it become better, however, it turns out I was gravely mistaken. This book was nothing more than a monotonous sequence of pages. I wanted to write good things about the book. Nonetheless, I couldn’t find many good things to say.
The book is basically a satire of young minds. Our generation is frivolously hooked with overextensive & over excessive use of social media these days that they tend to forget their lives, their dreams, their loved ones & sometimes they also abandon their family altogether. So I liked the part where the author has chosen a plot revolving around today’s generation & social media. A much needed aspect to be discussed & raised awareness for. Story revolves around central characters Ruhi Singh, Tejas Sahni & Aisha who work in the publishing industry. Though literary background has been chosen as the epicentre, however, I found very less things have been mentioned here about it. It made the book further uninteresting. Tejas gets his debut book published through Ruhi’s mother Farah’s publishing house which turned out to be whooping success, making his arrogant. Ruhi is in a relationship with him, but hides this fact from everyone considering the rift between mother & daughter. Aisha is a popular social media manager who is flirty, successful & flamboyant. They all start working together in the same publication house hoping to achieve something good. And that’s where things really get out of hand & messy…
Tejas is stuck in a writer’s block & finds himself unable to write another novel as promised by him as per his contract to the publishing house. As a result, he begins to take out his failure on his loves ones, first Ruhi & then Aisha. He’s too adamant & coward to accept his failures & lives in a delusional world where he thinks things just become alright in a fortnight with a magic wand. Eventually down the lines, he fails to continue his relationship finds himself being attracted to Aisha. He breaks up with Ruhi & starts dating Aisha immediately. Ruhi is discovered when she learns about it when things are hidden from her & goes behind her back. Hitherto, devises a plan to teach Aisha a sweet lesson. She somehow manages to get Aisha fired with her nitty witty office politics & conspiracy. Aisha on the other hand, suffers through low nutrition on her body as a result, her nutritionist advises her to put weight, else she’ll eventually end up dead. As a result, she gets addicted to junk, meanwhile her fashion blog which ran for her hotness & beauty fail to accommodate all the hate comments popping up on her blog just because she has become fat. She begins to lose confidence & faces body shaming issues which leads her health & new relationship down the hill.
What really got me annoyed is the love triangle concept introduced here. The story, the beginning was fine till the typical bollywood melodrama was brought into the context. The male character keeps switching modes between the females & apparently he arrives at a conclusion of self realisation which opens his eyes. Where he realises that he’s better off focusing on himself or his so-called draft of the second book. The overall book does not lead anywhere. At one point, it became so cumbersome & suffocating that I felt like leaving it midway. However, my conscience kept me going perhaps with the notions that maybe the ending would be justifiable. Characterisation is poor. Author tried to introduce self-help, only to mess the book further.
I only loved this particular comment from the book, hence the extra rating in my review – else it would’ve been utterly negative!
Just because a girl has a healthy-looking body does not mean she is pregnant. Please get that inside your head. You are the reason girls around the world starve themselves to death.
Please fuck off the Internet and don’t visit this site, ever ever again.
The cover, title, plot, story, characterisation isn’t related to any context extrapolated in the book in any manner. For all the expectations & hype, I felt letdown. The worse thing is it felt like a ripoff of some YA immature novel. Though the language & narration holds potential, I donot deny it – but the fact that the story & characters couldn’t justify the plot let alone the title selected for this book made it a huge failure.