WRITING STYLE: 1/5
ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 1.5/5
First You Plz is a novel or rather a novella by the author Nisha B. Thakur. The book is the story of Avanti and her love interest Aakash. The story starts when Avanti, accompanied by her two friends, embarks upon a journey from the chaotic city of Mumbai to the tranquil beauty of a hill station where she has come to pursue her study of business administration. As she is beginning to settle down and enjoy the place, she comes across a guy called Aakash. The first time she sees him, she is terribly drawn towards him and slowly and gradually this attraction, before she can correctly fathom, transforms itself into love and it is not long before she starts dreaming about him and longing for his love.
She becomes impatient to gain more and more information about him and tries hard to befriend him but it breaks her heart when she learns that he is already committed to some other girl. Knowing this she resolves not to be affected by it and to move on but no matter how hard she tries, she is simply unable to do it. Seeing the troubled Avanti and her futile efforts to gain and retain Aakash’s attention, her two friends Meenakshi and Rachana plan on helping their innocent and immature friend in winning Aakash’s love. From there on, the whole story revolves around the concept of Avanti getting the love of her life.
First You Plz is a cute little story if you look at it in a way but honestly speaking, I simply couldn’t digest the immaturity and fool-hardiness of Avanti and her actions. I did not enjoy her character as one should enjoy that of the protagonist. She seemed, to me, too childish and foolish in her immaturity. If I must give a verdict, I must say that the book has a very weak storyline and the characters are equally weak and lacking depth. Perhaps, if I read this book as a child or a pre-teen, I would have liked the story better.
The language is poor; sentences poorly constructed; the editing is really bad. For example, one sentence reads “Meenakshi was the canteen. Aakash entered and walked to her”. Another reads “All day I think about him, I feel to talk to him”. “Avanti hugged her and was water travelled down her cheeks” is yet another sentence with major editing goof up.
Although there are many such mistakes in First You Plz, the most annoying part is the character of Avanti. I simply couldn’t digest her silliness. For instance, when Aakash compliments Avanti that she is looking cute, she makes a face and turns sad and when asked about the reason for her sudden change of emotions she replies that she is hurt because Aakash told her she is cute and that means she is not beautiful. The book is full of such silly situations and actions and it really spoils the entire story. Without the necessary elements of a strong storyline, a good writing style and well-thought characters, the book fails to make an impression and therefore I cannot justify any ratings higher than what I have given.