WRITING STYLE: 3/5
ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3.5/5
What is the big deal when a girl like Maya Kapoor leaves her quaint little town of Shimla for the swarming and bustling life of the Bollywood city?
This too when all she has dreamt of all these years, is of making it big in the big glossy world of Glamorous magazine.
But contrary to what you might think, it was indeed a big deal because what Maya’s mother literally told her was that she was all set to ruin her life by making this move.
Her younger sister, who by any standard should have held a little modern view, told her that she is wasting her life by choosing a job over the comforts of marriage and a settled-down life.
Maya, being the adamant girl that she was born to be, was only supported by her poor dad who had always had little importance in household matters.
So with dreams that touched the clouds, she left her loving home with a heavy heart to begin a new life in the city of glamour.
But Maya didn’t know that after struggling for so long in the new city, all she will have to her credit will be a crappy job at a local magazine “Style”, a boss who will leave no stone unturned to demean and belittle her, a soaring credit card debt and an absolutely non-existent love life.
Adding to her never-ending woes is the fact that her mother is constantly nagging about her ruined life and her baby sister having landed a handsome fiancé herself thinks that Maya is red with envy at her getting married before her.
So what will Maya do? Where will she run away from all this chaos and confusion? Will she ever make it to her dream job? And what about the handsome photographer with whom things have started to settle down? Will he ever pop the question to her? How will Maya fight her way through the bitchy boss and the crappy job?
Know this and much more in this feisty little tale of Maya and her world – Fashionably Yours.
The writing style of the author is fresh and inspiring. The narrations and dialogues are laced with enough witticism to keep the reader entertained.
The characters of Maya, Anu and even the bitchy boss Natasha are quite interesting in their own unique ways.
The plot is also decent and at no point of time feels slow or insipid.
Fashionably Yours: Girl in the City offers the complete chick-lit package which any girl would love to devour in its entirety.
The only aspect which I was not so delighted about was the bad proofreading. There were many instances throughout the book where I found myself a victim of bad editing.
But nevertheless, I rate Fashionably Yours three and a half stars out of five and would recommend it to all chick-lit lovers.