24 Jan 2012 – Ashreya Mom
When I started reading the book, I got reminded of Mohabatein movie.. strict boys educational institute, you need to cross so many hurdles if need to love or find a partner. Here it’s a girls school. Then there is a arrangement for interaction between the girls and boys school, with a couple dance organized once in a while.
This book talks about a girl from Mumbai , trying to find Mr.perfect from the early age of 7. She tries to get the knowledge from friends, ideas from M&Bs, tries to explore men of different cities, of all ages, sizes. She moves from one city to other, it’s a crazy ride through Mumbai, Delhi, Beijing, Rotorua and New York. She dreams and starts her adventure ride from a school guy studying in neighboring school, BFF ‘s brothers, a rich urban guy who is father friend, a pianist, a poet, photographer , bar tenders etc. she tries them all only to realize they are no way near to her dream boy, as one squeaky voice, other is a pathetic kisser, one is angry.
She even manages to keep parallel tracks of boyfriends and share the experience with a best friend by her side always. Who wouldn’t like to share and boast her adventure with the men trying to impress her.
One of my favorite incidents is when she tries to take a hitch ride during school days; she gets excited seeing a car stop for her and friend. But when she sees her mother getting down the car..Another statement which I felt true is ,” women find their best friends or can bond with any other women with bothering about age, caste, profession, language etc etc is in restroom. They share their feeling, and gift emotional support to each other.” This has happened to me.
The book is hilarious, simple and takes through a girl’s life in phased manner. The character description is good. You feel that she meets only specimen characters in her life. It brings in thought that women don’t shy away from trying different men before getting the Mr.Right. I personally like this idea. Women being bold in experimenting, and framing the character. I wish, the character was described more strong than the flicked minded