Saturday, August 31, 2013

Review: First You Plz by Nisha B Thakur

Some stories are best left incomplete. This is true in case of many love stories. It depends upon the choices you make or the decisions you take while you undergo this lovely experience. Author Nisha B Thakur in her debut book "First You Plz" tries to capture one such love story through the eyes of Avanti. So is this love story different from the others? Let's find out.

First You Plz is a tale of immature girl, Avanti. It is a story of her struggle as she deals with worries of first love. Her journey from realization of the sweet feeling she experiences these days is called Love- her First Love. It is a tale of her secretly nurtured dream and her silent prayer that he will propose her in a very romantic way. It is a tale of her desire that she wants him to say those three magical words to her first.Although he hasn't shown much interest in her. Still in her heart she keeps on praying, first you plz…It is Avanti’s journey of ups and downs of her first love and how she exhibits immaturity as she deals with anxieties of her first love.

First look at the title and you get to know that it's talking about a love story. It's one of those modern day titles which tries to attract the readers. The cover image though there is none but there is a boy proposing a girl which makes the theme of the book a lot clearer. The cover could have been much better. The blurb talks about a girl and her first love experiences. It's a good blurb and can be easily related to the title of the book. 

The story revolves around Avanti as she sets out from her house to pursue management degree along with her best friends Meenakshi & Rachna. There she falls in love at the first sight with Aakash. After that it becomes a one sided affair as she comes to know of Aakash's relationship with the other girl. But she becomes obsessed about him and in order to gain his attention tries a lot of ideas in order to make Aakash the love of her life. It's a series of misunderstandings, unspoken nothings and understanding and ultimately time will tell whether Avanti gets her first love or not. 

The story is a breezy affair with small chapters. It captures the essence of friendship, jealousy and one sided love very beautifully. The chirpiness of the girls is evident all throughout the book. The immaturity in Avanti's character is one plus to look out for in the book. 

The downside of the book is the story which is pretty straightforward and not much to offer in terms of details. The book feels incomplete most of the times as things happen too quickly and out of the blues. The end is a dull one to the story. It's the same old college romance in the making with the whole story revolving around only 4 characters. Friends have got too much importance over the main protagonist Aakash which shadows Aakash character quite a lot of times in the book. 

The book will disappoint readers even though it's a love story as it's not any different from the plethora of books which are present in the market today. The story lacks that wow factor needed to entice the audience in picking up and reading a book. 


2 OUT OF 5. 

P.S: I thank "Infinite Literary Authors" for providing me a review copy of the book. 

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