Five Point Someone by Chetan Bhagat
‘Five Point Someone’ is a novel by Chetan Bhagat that describes the life of three students studying in IIT Delhi, a
prestigious engineering college where only academic scores are counted and students are pushed to perform and
achieve them against all odds. Those who fail to achieve the desired percentage are considered failures. Chetan
Bhagat who graduated from this college reveals through this book the dark and sad facts existent in the system
through some lighthearted and funny moments. A bollywood film has also been made on this book which became
a big hit. Chetan has written other novels like ‘One Night at the Call Center’ and ‘The 3 Mistakes of My Life’, and
each of his novels has been a blockbuster. He currently resides in Hong Kong and works in a US investment
The novel describes the excruciating struggle of three students, Hari, Ryan and Alok to cope with the oppressive
grading system of the college and burying their desires. Those who have been or still are a part of the IIT College
will be able relate better with this book as it depicts the truth about their lives in the college. It narrates the turn
of events in the lives of each of these boys while trying to keep abreast with the rigorous academic norm. ‘Five
Point Someone’ by Chetan Bhagat is an entertaining and captivating novel that showcases the ugly and
dreary truths through some fun elements.
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