Encounters of a Fat Bride By Samah
RT Rating: 2.6/5
270 Pages, Penguin Metro Reads (2017)
The Verdict: An okay, time-pass light read which offers nothing new!
Synopsis: Madhurima Pandey is a plus sized,twenty something girl.She is quite insecure about herself because of her being over sized.So when the good looking,well educated Harsh agrees to marry her(though his body language suggests otherwise),she has her own share of apprehensions.Does he genuinely like her? Is he marrying her for the sake of it? Is there some 'hidden agenda' behind his willingness? She can't help ponder over....Will she be able to find the truth?
The Good: the light heartedness of the narrative, the length, some interesting characters like the 'uber cool', tech savvy Grandma (she reminded me of a character in Varun Aggarwal's 'How I braved Anu Aunty....,though!)
The Bad: pretty generic plot(and characters) which doesn't break any new grounds (if you have read atleast one chick-lit work in life,you can predict the next chapter/scene in the novel), characterisation of Madhurima was too weak (you never 'feel' for her or her emotions), Anu is portrayed as her best friend,but beyond the regular shopping sessions and the occassional 'gyaan', you never get to know the 'real' Anu!
Best Quote-It's not perfect people,but perfect relationships that make fairy tales!
Recommendations: Borrow it! (if you are in the mood to read some 'light' stuff)!