Half Girlfriend by Chetan Bhagat which came in 2014 . After the huge success of the 2 States, Chetan wrote this young adult romance novel, Half Girlfriend about a boy, Madhav, who couldn’t speak English and enrols in St. Stephens College. He wants to be friends with Riya, a modern Delhi girl who doesn’t want to be in relation with Madhav. Riya is rich, smart and classy lady from the uptown.
Although, the girl doesn’t accepts this relationship. She comes up with a suggestion and agrees to be a ‘Half Girlfriend’. This clearly means their relation is more than friends, but still not a complete relationship.
Half Girlfriend novel is termed upon this confused relationship status of being with each other but not being able to decide whether they are in a relationship or not. After all, that is what most men in India get.
The twist in the story comes when both get separated due to circumstances. And the story comes to an interesting end when they meet again after tasting the bitter experiences of life. The best part is you can easily relate to the characters and go with the flow. The most ecstatic moment in the book is when you find out that Riya is alive. Though it was really thoughtless and selfish on her part to lie and leave like this, but the feeling eventually dies down as you move ahead in the novel. Half Girlfriend will keep you engrossed right from the beginning.
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Half Girlfriend by Chetan Bhagat is a story of love, hatred and life’s oddity written in simple and understandable language, best suited for a light-minded weekend read.