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Thursday, April 10, 2014

BOOK REVIEW 10 - LOVE AT FACEBOOK





BOOK REVIEW 10 – LOVE @ FACEBOOK
  
AUTHOR – NIKITA SINGH

CHARACTERS – VATSALA-JAANVI-ANKIT-RONIT 

GENRE - FICTION






THE PLOT


Love at Facebook (L@F) is the debut novel by an Indian author Nikita Singh. The protagonist Vatsala Rathore, a college going teen,  develops a huge crush on MTV VJ Ronit Oberoi. The crush turns into obsession when VJ RON accepts her friend request and likes few of Vatsala’s photos. Meanwhile, there is Ankit Rai, Vatsala’s best friend for four years. He loves Vatsala unconditionally and proposes her a few times but she shows no interest. Jaanvi tries a lot to convince Vatsala about the true love Ankit has on her, but in vain. Vatsala goes far away from reality, continues to stalk Ron’s profile and tirelessly texts him. He hardly replies.  At the end, Vatsala is in a strange situation wherein she has to choose between the Virtual Ronit and Realtime Ankit. 

MY TAKE

This is a happening love story across the globe. Getting connected to known and unknown people through social networking sites, it is always a bane unless one finds a true partner. There are so many guys like Ronit, who takes relationships very light and careless. It’s fascinating that the author has used Fb tool to emphasize the love story. By describing the chats, photos, likes, comments, statuses with smileys, it definitely gets you going throughout the book. Jaanvi, her friend plays the best role. She makes Vatsala realize who is who and gets her back to senses. 

The story is narrated in the first person (Vatsala) and the author clearly confesses that this is not her love story ;) Though Vatsala, Jaanvi and Ankit are college teens, they are very matured. Jaanvi’s love with Nilaap and her reactions of first kiss, being loved, bruises are exotically described. The author has weaved all the chapters with cute-crisp titles and an amazing flow of language and writing style. Every feeling of Vatsala is the feeling of every desperate SINGLE GIRL. 

One thing which I didn’t like about the novel was, why would even Vatsala consider the (available yet invisible person) Ronit as on option to choose from, when she already has her Prince Charming around and all through?  Ridiculous.  

IMPACT ON YOUNGER GENERATION - HIGH!! 

A breezy, refreshing one time read and my bad moods could not have been any better without this.


Rating - 3.5/5

Paperback - 208 pages
Publisher - Cedar Books
Published - 2011

Grab the copy online at - AMAZON.COM

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