Five Point Someone
- by Chetan Bhagat -
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Publisher: Rupa and Co
Publication Date: December 30, 2011
Language: English
ISBN-10: 8129104601
ISBN-13: 978-8129104601
Synopsis Five Point Someone is a story about three friends in IIT who are unable to cope.

The 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.”

Three hostelmates – Alok, Hari and Ryan get off to a bad start in IIT – they screw up the first class quiz. And while they try to make amends, things only get worse. It takes them a while to realize: If you try and 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 under performers have a right to live? Can they show that they are not just a five-point-somebody but a five-point-someone?
Chetan Bhagat
Reenita Malhotra Hora took a trip to the Hong Kong Book Fair to scope out some of the English language authors who presented to audiences. Among them was India's top author Chetan Bhagat who wrote "Five Point Someone." The book that was the basis for the famous Bollywood film, "Three Idiots."...
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