Five Point Someone Book Review
About the Author:
Chetan Bhagat (Born 22 April, I974) is an Indian author, columnist and speaker. Bhagat is the author of five best selling novels, Five Point Someone (2004), One Night @ the Call Centre (2005), The Three Mistakes of My Life (2008), 2 States (2009) and Revolution 2020: Love, Corruption and Ambition (2011). All five books have been remained bestsellers since their release and three of them have already inspired Bollywood Films ( Including record breaking hit film, 3 Idiots).
About the Book:
Five Point Someone is a story about three friends in IIT who are unable to cope. The book starts with a disclaimer,
“This is not a book to teach you how to get into IIT or even how to live in college. In fact, it describes how screwed up things can get if you don’t think straight.”
Three hostel mates – Alok, Hari and Ryan get off to a bad start in IIT – they screw up the first class quiz. And while they try to make amends, things only get worse. It takes them a while to realize: If you try and screw with the IIT system, it comes back to double screw you. Before they know it, they are at the lowest echelons of IIT society. They have a five-point-something GPA out of ten, ranking near the end of their class. This GPA is a tattoo that will remain with them, and come in the way of anything else that matters – their friendship, their future, their love life. While the world expects IITians to conquer the world, these guys are struggling to survive.
Will they make it? Do under performers have a right to live? Can they show that they are not just a five-point-somebody but a five-point-someone?