|Five Point Someone (2004) [Novel]|
by Chetan Bhagat
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(From the publisher):
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.'
3 hostelmates - Alok, Hari and Ryan get off to a bad start in IIT - they screw up the first class quiz. While they try to make amends, things only get worse. They realize, If you try & 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 underperformers have a right to live? Can they show that they are not just a five-point-somebody but a five-point-someone?
Original title: Five Point Someone: What Not To Do At IIT!
Genre: Fiction→ General Fiction