Half Girlfriend: Book Review

Author: Chetan Bhagat

Half Girlfriend

Book Blurb:

Once upon a time, there was a Bihari boy called Madhav. He fell in love with a rich girl from Delhi called Riya. Madhav didnt speak English well. Riya did. Madhav wanted a relationship. Riya didn’t. Riya just wanted friendship. Madhav didn’t. Riya suggested a compromise. She agreed to be his half-girlfriend.

From the author of the blockbuster novels Five Point Someone, One Night at the Call Center, The 3 Mistakes of My Life, 2 States and Revolution 2020 comes a simple and beautiful love story that will touch your heart and inspire you to chase your dreams.

My Review:

Once upon a time there was a man who wrote a book that was very successful.

So then what did he do❔


He wrote the same story…by just changing the name of the characters and changing a bit of the story here and there and then publishing it under other name.

What stuck me the most was the amount of self importance that the author gives himself. One can blame Chetan Bhagat of so many things…but they cannot blame him of modesty.

Personally, I read books to know about the story, the characters….not really interested in knowing how famous and busy the author is…come on..this is a book..not a freaking Public Relations campaign.

Just like any CB book, the book has a below average boy, a girl who is out of his league, issues in boy’s life, gets the girl, happy ending…wow..what a novel and unique story line.

The concept of half girlfriend was so absolutely and utterly stupid…if a girl does not want to be your girlfriend…then that is it….what in the f is half gf..sigh

Just take any CB book if you do not get your hands on this book…its basically the same thing anyways :/


11 thoughts on “Half Girlfriend: Book Review”

  1. CB’s creativity began and ended with his first book. More so he inspired a horde of wannabe IIT/IIM writers in the process. Result: our younger generation hooked on to sub-standard writing on the name of reading.


    1. I know….it is hard to differentiate between one author or book from another…I think indian publishing went through its most substandard phase with this…


      1. It sure did. What’s worse is the phase doesn’t seem anywhere close to passing over. Gods have become glamourous and losers have become ‘cool’. I’m scared if this will be called literature in future!


    1. He did…or should I say tried too…apparently when the guy wants a relation and girl does not…she becomes “Half Girlfriend”..because..who cares about consent?


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