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College Days – Book Review


  • Author: Devayu
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Paperback: 204 pages
  • Publisher: Pandora Box Press (10 October 2017)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9352882350
  • ISBN-13: 978-9352882359


The book revolves around the life of Neil and his screwed life. He belongs to a family of IITians and yet fails to make to that place. He is treated as a blot on the family by his father and the relationship strains. He is blessed to have his two buddies who are there to stand by his side no matter what. Then he encounters the love of his life and the things change, for the good. She leaves him for he isn’t passionate about his life. But everything seems to be irrelevant and hollow when love has got your back. Will the love find its way to Neil’s life? Will he ever become concerned about his future?


College days are one of the best days of an individual’s life. They are filled with notoriety, love, giggles, worries for future and the amazing friendships!

The book helps the reader to reminisce his/her college days. One would be easily able to relate to the life of Neil who is a stray bird, unaware of his destination. The novel has got many subthemes under its belly. It has the pain of departure in love, the unrelenting desire to stand by one’s friends, the life and its repercussions, the struggle to chart a path of your own, the difficulty one faces while going against one’s family, etc.

It is a light college drama with a little bit of humor employed to attract the readers. However, it fails to leave an impact. The narrative is good, the development of characters was fine but the storyline is not fresh. It is crisp but not something that is different from the rest. There are cries, self-loathing and an abundance of melodrama. The portrayal of the present generation finding suicide as the best means to get away with the problems is nice. It would remind you of an Indian daily soap but towards the end, you will find something to hold on to the book. It will motivate one to follow his heart and aspire to achieve one’s dreams. Especially the point where one of the characters, Baba, makes the statement about what it takes to reach your goals pushes you to go ahead chasing your heart’s deepest desires. There are loads of Hindi abusive words which spoiled the appeal of the book. Agreed that we find them good to connect with the readers but a novel has to be fine in its overall presentation. This form of expression mars the reading experience.

I would suggest the author please refrain from using language in such manner and come up with a more gripping content. There’s a wide scope out there to explore and express. Rest, the book was quite a good enough work to kill the time.

So, if you are looking for a book to recollect your past and dive into the memories with a light read, Then go for this one! 


Book Cover: 3.5/5

Book Title: 4/5

Plotline: 3.5/5

Writing Style: 3/5

Narration: 3.5/5

Characters: 4/5

Language and Vocabulary: 3/5

Grammar and Punctuation: 3.5/5

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College Days by Devayu

6 thoughts on “College Days – Book Review

  1. This book was such a treat to check out. It’s been a long period of time since I stayed up till 3 am to end up a book. This one is worth the sleep deprivation I will have to deal with in a couple of hours. I likewise advise to read . PS: I appreciate your work. Thank you


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