Book Review- Never Kiss Your Best Friend by Sumrit Shahi

Book Name- Never Kiss Your Best Friend
Author- Sumrit Shahi
Genre- chick-lit/ Romantic Comedy
Publisher- Rupa Publications
Pages- 206
Price- 195


Go lingerie – shopping with him. Pass out drunk with her on the same bed. Cry on his shoulder when you break up. Bore her with football talk at 3 a.m. Ask him for advice on how to keep your boyfriend ‘happy’. Watch a cheesy movie with her and cry freely. Ask him to rate your butt. Dance with her in your boxers. But never, ever kiss your best friend. In this sequel to the bestselling Just Friends, find out what happens when headstrong and impulsive Tanie Brar meets her equally crazy best friend Sumer Singh Dhillon after five long years of separation. Heart-warming and poignant, Never Kiss Your Best Friend redefines the rules of friendship with its story of a boy and a girl who are soulmates in every sense.



Never kiss your best friend is sequel of Just Friends written by Sumrit Shahi. Author continues to entertain his fans with romance, sarcasm and humour with this book as he did with Just Friends.

Book Title and Cover- Book Title is intriguing and confusing and it creates curiosity in the mind of readers. Cover is beautiful and apt with the story. Blurb is short and interesting.

Language and Narration- Language of this book is simple and enough interesting for both naive and avid readers. I liked the humour and sarcasm in the book. It made me laugh out loud in crowded places.
The only thing which i disliked is overusage of word ‘Fuck’ in every other line just to show how cool his characters are. Other than that, language and narration is nearly perfect.

Characterization- Both the characters are continued from prequel Just Friends. Tanie and Sumer both are relatable to youngsters. Author has successfully portrayed the cool metro lives of today’s generation.

Storyline and Plot- Story is set into three different locations. Chandigarh, hometown of tanie and sumer also they did schooling in Chandigarh.
Delhi, where they parted for 5 years being busy with their college.
Mumbai, where they meet again after 5 years of college.

Sumrit has done commendable job writing about the problems of today’s youngsters.The book tells us everything about the characters in just 200 words without over stretching the story.

Book picks up the pace from the first page only. Humour, sarcasm and twists and turns in the book helps readers to glued with the book. Climax is unexpected and makes your eyes well. To know more about the book, you must read this book.

Book Title and Cover- 4/5
Language and Narration- 3.5/5
Characterization- 4/5
Storyline and Plot- 4/5

Final Rating- 4/5



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