For a long time, this book Five Point Someone was never on my ‘to be read’ list. But last week at Crossword, don’t know why I picked it up and started reading. Was very skeptical, when I started reading this and carried the same impression through the first few pages. But as I read it further, I found it interesting. Though the author has written it from the point of view of underperformers at IIT, there are other facets of student life that come across.
There are a lot of people and incidents that you can connect with. Especially if you have lived in a hostel and that to through a high-pressure course. It portrays a good picture of the way students in hostels learn to deal with the outside world. Learn to build their own relationships. And learn to live with what they have and what they do not have. How the roadside paranthas, something that you get outside almost all hostels in North India, are the most cherished thing to have. How is an ice-cream a weakness, with your love interest, can mean so much to you? And how you end up coming up with crazy ideas to deal with what you feel at that point in time ‘emergencies’ or ‘do or die’ situations. How it’s only during those student days could you have actually gone ahead and implemented those ideas?
How you learn to deal with the never-ending classes, by dividing the courses and assignments amongst yourselves, to ensure you get some time to enjoy your student life.
Nice weaving of relationships of three protagonists in the book. And their relationship with everyone else in their environment, in college, with their families and amongst themselves.
You may buy this book Five Point Someone What Not to do at IIT by Chetan Bhagat at Amazon.
More books by the author reviewed 2 States.