I have been getting a lot of books related to four friends surrounded by love story and betrayal and friendship and relationships. I don’t know how I get books like such even though I ain’t much interested in these genres. Well, not an issue, let’s see what I think about this book.
Things get broken. We repair them. They get a new shape. Perhaps a new identity. This applies to love as well. Because you are yours before you are someone else’s. But what happens when we fall or fail in love? After two heartbreaks, Adrika, a fiercely independent career-girl, changes her hashtag on Instagram to #HappyGoLucky and dreams become her priority. Arjun, a workaholic and socially inept, struggles with his weakness for Dimpy Aunty’s daughter Anushka and his hesitation in sharing heartaches and emotional baggage. Into this mess, steps in Dimpy Aunty, an unlikely savior, with all her quirks and jauntiness, steering them through rough patches in unlikely ways as only she can. Insightful, bold and witty, I Tagged Her in My Heart is based on a true story that will inspire many to look at the sunny side of life when faced with darkness.
To start with, the book was a quick and light read. The story revolves around the life of 4 friends Arjun, Adrika, Anushka and Ved. Once you start reading the book, you won’t take much time to finish it and it is one of those books that you pick up for your next road trip or flight. Mostly the story has been described through Adrika’s perspective and that kinda feels good. The reunion of four friends creates a flashback of their crazy office days and college life. You can relate to the story a bit, it reminds you of your college days, if you have graduated or if you are still studying, surely you can predict a few instances.
In terms of writing style, it is very simple and subtle. A tiny bit of grammatical errors can be seen, but that can be overlooked. What I did not like about the book was the unnecessary amount of drag. You will find many places where you would want the book to end up quickly but because of excess drag, things go a little haywire. Individual characters have been described well and that is the plus point. One thing that bugged me a little was when Adrika and Arjun get to know that they are cousins, I assumed they had something between them and I thought they might end up together. Anyhow, you never know what might turn up.
For me, I don’t really like reading books of such genre but this is a book for those who like to read ‘Chetan Bhagat’ kinda books. So for all those who are romance lovers and like the friendship aspect of it, then definitely this is a book for you. Let me know how you like it! 😀