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Five Point Someone

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Product Type: Humor
Vendor: Keny Stationery

Binding: Paperback
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  • Author Name :- CHETAN BHAGAT
  • Publisher :- Rupa Publications India
  • Edition :- 2nd edition (1 January 2014)
  • Language :- English
  • Genre :- Humor
  • Format :- Paperback
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"Five Point Someone" by Chetan Bhagat is a compelling coming-of-age novel set against the backdrop of the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), one of India's premier engineering institutions. The story revolves around three friends – Hari, Ryan, and Alok – who find themselves struggling to meet the academic demands of the institution, challenging societal expectations and redefining the meaning of success.

Bhagat's narrative unfolds through the voice of Hari, offering a first-person perspective that draws readers into the ups and downs of campus life. The title, "Five Point Someone," refers to the GPA system at IIT, where scoring below a certain threshold can be stigmatizing. The novel explores the pressure-cooker environment of the institute, shedding light on the toll it takes on students' mental health and personal relationships.

The characters, each with their unique quirks and aspirations, resonate with the readers as they navigate the pitfalls of academia and societal norms. The novel is not merely about academic challenges; it delves into themes of friendship, love, and the pursuit of one's passions outside the rigid confines of the education system.

Bhagat's writing is accessible and infused with humor, making the novel relatable to a broad audience. "Five Point Someone" challenges the traditional definition of success and encourages readers to question societal expectations. It's a story of resilience, rebellion, and the pursuit of individuality, capturing the essence of the universal struggle for self-discovery and authenticity during the formative years of youth.+


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Dive into the transformative world of "Five Point Someone" by Chetan Bhagat, a riveting novel that unfolds within the hallowed halls of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT). The story follows the journey of three friends—Hari, Ryan, and Alok—who, despite their brilliant minds, find themselves on the brink of academic failure. As they navigate the challenges of IIT, the novel provides a poignant exploration of friendship, love, and the relentless pursuit of individuality in a high-stakes educational environment.

Chetan Bhagat's narrative, voiced through Hari, captures the essence of the pressures faced by students in the competitive world of academia. The title, "Five Point Someone," reflects the societal stigma attached to a low GPA, challenging conventional notions of success. Bhagat's writing, infused with wit and authenticity, resonates with readers, creating a narrative that transcends cultural boundaries. "Five Point Someone" is more than a tale of academic struggles; it's a universal story of resilience, self-discovery, and the pursuit of happiness against the backdrop of one of India's most prestigious institutions.


About the Author

Chetan Bhagat is the author of five blockbuster novels, Five Point Someone (2004), One Night @ the Call Center (2005), The 3 Mistakes of life (2008), 2 States (2009) and Revolution 2020 (2011). All five books have remained bestsellers since their release and have inspired major Bollywood films. The New York Times called Chetan the the biggest selling English language novelist in India's history. Time Magazine named him as one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World.Chetan also writes for leading English and Hindi newspapers, focusing on youth and national development based issues. Chetan quit his international investment banking career in 2009, to devote his entire time to writing and make change happen in the country. He lives in Mumbai with his wife Anusha, an ex-classmate from IIMA and his twin boys Shyam and Ishaan.