But Ira Said
I can predict question papers.
There, I have your attention now. It’s true, I can. My name is Ira Bhatt and I’ve just told you my biggest secret. To be honest, it’s not much of a secret any more. It all started when I sat for an exam once, without studying for it, and got full marks. I wish I could say I’m a prodigy, but I’m not. I’ve just got superpowers.
That’s like the best thing ever. Not. Throw in a gang of friends desperate for help and the evil Five Star chocolate addict who heads the tuition centre, and it’s the perfect set-up for one disaster after the other.
Delicious, hilarious, and uber cool, But Ira Said is the story of a girl everyone would want to be – or would they?
Source: Publisher for review (Thanks HarperCollins!)
The blurb for this book sparked my curiosity and I couldn't stop myself from requesting this book.
Being able to predict question papers? That’s a superpower I’m pretty sure I wouldn’t mind having . Oh the amount of time I spent fantasising about having this superpower ! What a coincidence that I got this book JUST before my exams ,eh?
But Ira said is a fun and short novel that’s told in a unique Indian style . It’s been a long time since I’ve read a book written by an Indian author and it’s nice to see that some books are being written for the youth.
I loved the whole feel of the novel. The ridiculous characters, interesting concept , the mocking of the tuition centres and the whole unique style of this novel made it a fun read!
The thing is , the slang and the whole ridiculousness of the characters couldn’t actually draw away from the fact that I couldn’t connect or care about the main character and her “friends” and I use the word friends very loosely. Towards the end the book dragged a little as well and became a little preachy towards the end as well but it did manage to get it’s point across.
The concept had a lot of potential and I guess I was a little disappointed with the direction in which the story progressed.
Overall, this was a fun one time read that made me want to get my hands on some Anuja Chauhan real quick. I would borrow this one just because of the concept and the quirky characters. Just don't have very high hopes on this one and you'll enjoy yourself.
Needs work but enjoyable.