Title: Wake Up, Girl!
Author: Niharika Jindal
Pages: 248 pages (Paperback)
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Coming-of-Age
Publication Date: November 10, 2018
Publisher: Bloomsbury India
Naina is back from America, after four years of living on her own. A natural rebel, she has had some fairly life-altering experiences which Mum and Dad would not approve of at all if they get to know. But will her spirit and her stand be enough to fight the forces of parental pressure and heckling aunties baying for her nuptials?
Back in the bosom of her conservative family, Naina cannot even begin to imagine the turn her life is going to take. It’s wedding season, and she must now be married. Because every self-respecting upper-middle-class family in India do that, right? Marriage at the ‘right age’ to the ‘right family’…whether she likes it or not.
Naina’s worst nightmares are about to come true. What hits her within a week of being at home completely changes her world and her life as she embarks on a journey that will define her and provide her an education that only life can.
Ayaan, Rohan, Akshay, Shiven. Who will it be? Will she even have a shot at romance, being with someone she loves, irrespective of his caste, respectability or bank balance? She will have to summon all the chutzpah within to fight for herself. For her notions of love and living.
Will she succeed? Like a chrysalis unfolding, will Naina, too, emerge with her wings unscathed?
As soon as Naina returns home from Boston after completing her post graduation, she is faced with the parental pressure of getting married. And if you come from a conservative society and have had heard people comment on “THE RIGHT AGE TO GET MARRIED” you’ll know how it completely messes up with your head. How it triggers self doubts and how it strips off your confidence. This book Wake Up, Girl is the about one such girl.
It’s the coming of age story of Naina. It’s about how she transforms from a timid clueless girl to a head strong confidant woman. It’s about Naina challenging the social stereotypes and taking charge of her own life, carving a path for herself!
Wake Up, Girl by Niharika Jindal is light, fluffy and a quick read! The book is relatable on so many levels but it’s the subtle humours and quick comments that hits the spot!
I infact find rom-coms by Indian authors quite enjoyable and this book was exactly IT with some solid Bollywood drama!!😍 Simple story-telling and extensive character development added to my enjoyment. Also, how lit is that cover?!!🔥
My Rating: 4.5/5
‘Wake Up, Girl!’ is available in Paperback and E-book.
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