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Revolution 2020 : Book Review

Published March 31, 2013 by kvlibvnr

Revolution 2020  by Chetan Bhagat

 

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Author: Chetan Bhagat

Storyline: Revolution 2020 is a story about 3 childhood friends Gopal, Raghav and Aarti. They have their own ambitions. Aarti wanted to become an air hostess. Raghav gets a rank in IIT-JEE and joins IT BHU. Though he joined in engineering, journalism was his passion and he wanted to bring a change in the country. Gopi’s only wish is to make lots of money. He couldn’t get into IIT in his first attempt. So he joins as a ‘repeater’ in a coaching centre in Kota, spending the entire savings of his father. But fate offers him an opportunity to start his own engineering college, with the support of Shukla, an MLA.  To start the college he follows the corrupt path as he did not have another option.

After college Raghav joins as a reporter in a newspaper. His profession creates some problem to Gopi. Shukla, the person behind Gopi, stamps Raghav as much as he can with his political power to get him out of his way. Raghav fights back and starts his own newspaper…Revolution 2020!!

Both Raghav and Gopi like Aarti. Aarti likes Raghav and Gopi was her best friend. How did the relation between Raghav and Gopi change due to their common love?? Can Raghav achieve what he wanted to with Revolution 2020?? Did the relation between Aarti and Raghav continue in spite of his unsettled and busy career which leaves very little time for her?? How can Gopi become the director of an engineering college without even a college degree?? How far did Gopi go on his path?? Can Gopi compete with Raghav to get Aarti??

 

These are some parts I think you should know by reading the book.

 

Chetan Bhagat did a great work here. To tell in one line about his style in this book… “He first entertains you, grabs your attention and then says what he wants to.”

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Book of the week

Published November 25, 2011 by kvlibvnr

Diary of a Wimpy Kid

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by Jeff Kinney

It’s no wonder that Diary of a Wimpy Kid has been such a hit with middle school kids. It’s a very funny book. Billed as “a novel in cartoons,” Diary of a Wimpy Kid is the diary of Greg Heffley, except Greg wants readers to know, “This is a JOURNAL, not a diary” and “…this was MOM’s idea, not mine.” Full of middle school humor, this is the first book in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid

Greg is one of three children. According to Greg, his little brother, Manny, “never gets in trouble, even if he really deserves it,” and his older brother Rodrick is always getting the best of Greg.

In his diary, Greg details his daily activities, starting with the first day of middle school and his warnings to readers about choosing where to sit in class. How does Greg feel about middle school? He thinks it’s dumb because, “You got kids like me who haven’t hit their growth spurt yet mixed in with these gorillas who need to shave twice a day.”

Whether it’s dealing with bullying, his friend Rowley, homework, or family life, Greg is always busy trying to figure out the angle that will make things come out best for him. Author Jeff Kinney does a great jobs, in words and picture, of illustrating the general goofiness that comes with being a self-centered adolescent, and the funny things that happen as a result.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid is Jeff Kinney’s first book. While a student at the University of Maryland, Kinney had his own comic strip, “Igdoof,” in the school newspaper. After college, he began writing Diary of a Wimpy Kid and putting it online in daily installments on FunBrain.com. Then, publisher Harry N. Abrams signed Kinney to a multi-book deal to create a Diary of a Wimpy Kid series for the Amulet Books imprint. Despite the success of his books, Kinney has kept his day job working for an Internet publishing company. As far as how much the series is based on his life, Kinney said in an interview, “A lot of the things are true but not true – true with a twist. There’s a lot of distortion, but the essence of the stories are true. It’s sort of a mythology built around my family, my growing up.” (ComicMix interview)

The book’s lined pages, plus Greg’s writing and his pen and ink sketches and cartoons, really make it seem like an actual diary, adding greatly to the reader’s enjoyment. If you are looking for a book with a main character who is a perfect role model for your child, this isn’t it. If you are looking for a funny book your kids will enjoy and identify with, this is it. I recommend Diary of a Wimpy Kid for tweens and younger teens. Diary of a Wimpy Kid has also become a favorite of several reluctant readers that I know. (Amulet Books, An Imprint of Harry N. Abrams, Inc. 2007. ISBN: 9780810993136)

By early 2009, two more very funny books in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series had been published: Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules and Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw. In addition, if Greg’s diary has inspired your kids to try writing and drawing like Greg, they will enjoy Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Do-It-Yourself Book, which includes writing and drawing prompts and lots of space for tweens and young teens to fill.

 

Courtesy:By Elizabeth Kennedy, About.com Guide