Monday, 19 June 2017

Book Review: 37+ Grace Marks By Vishal Anand

Book: 37+ Grace Marks

Author: Vishal Anand

Genre: Fiction (Romance)

Publisher: Srishti Publishers

Pages: 190

Price: 175


What happens when you fall in love at first sight? That too in college, which is supposed to be the best time of one's life. But is it the best place to find love too?
Viraj falls head over heels in love with his classmate Nimisha, who could make boys on campus go crazy. While his friends Punit and Sahil just want to have fun - despite poor mark-sheets, grace marks to pass, and other everyday adventures - Viraj wants more from his life and love.
Life has led Viraj to the edge of a cliff. He has a choice to make – to forget everything and jump, or fight.
What brought him here? An unrequited love, encounters with law, or the dilemma of grace marks? Where does Viraj's story eventually end?

Welcome to 37 + Grace Marks, Viraj's journey to discover that there is more to life than marks.


37+ Grace Marks takes you back in your college days with ease. There is a lot to see and inspect in the chaos and mayhem. It is a book about friendship, love, college and a degree that isn't always easy to grasp.

The story is about a boy Viraj who is dealing with a lot of things at the same time which is very common of a situation in any book which deals with a college life, a girl, some brat friends and an interesting journey through the lawns of a college premises.

The characters of the book are not very appealing. If I talk about the lead character Viraj then he reminds me of Kundan from Ranjhana movie. Let me re-quote, just reminds and it is not a fact to be precise. He has everything a girl  never wants in a guy. I hated him every time he crossed my eyes with a new problem or situation in the book. I liked Nimisha for standing out for herself and being what she was throughout the book without changing at all.

The side characters like Laila, Mutthu etc were not complementing the story in any way. I liked Viraj's friends and I always longed for friends who are beside you even in your mistakes.

The story is very bland in the starting. The first 80 or so pages can be read in less than an hour because they have nothing interesting in terms of dialogues, characters and doesn't contain any twists and turns majorly.

The next 110 pages are also the same. There is very less of a story and certain emotions are projected meanwhile which took negative form for me in one way or the other. There were very less likable part in the book. If I had to jot down them then I would pick the essence of friendship and the college life shown somewhere in between the book. I just liked that.

Apart from that the book wasn't up to the mark. I can recommend it to only those who are new to reading or are interested in reading a very light and extremely quick book to reach their Goodreads reading goals in 2017 a bit faster.

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