The romantic novel is a moving modern love story between a Bihari boy Madhav and Richa, a beautiful rich lass from Delhi. Both of them happen to be complete opposites in personality and tastes from each other. Madhav is a simple Indian guy, who has trouble speaking English, whereas Richa the rich girl, is what most guys dream about. She is young, charming, classy and sophisticated.
Both of them happened to be in the same college, St. Stephen’s, Delhi. Due to their association with the college’s Basketball team, they slowly become close friends. Most youngsters will related with their sweet and lively bond of friendship. With time Madhav develops feelings for Riya. But she was reluctant to commit and didn’t want to be in any sort of relationships.
She tells him to keep the relationship with her that of a friend, but Madhav is keen to have her as his romantic girlfriend. So, Riya comes up with a suggestion and agrees to be a ‘Half Girlfriend’. This clearly means their relation is more than friends, but still not a complete relationship. The twist comes when both have part their ways due to their own circumstances. And fate had different plans for them. They meet again after tasting of life’s bitter experiences.
To give something different to his growing list of readers, author Chetan Bhagat has created a story of love, hatred and life’s oddity. Written in simple and easy-to-understand language, the book is for those who are looking for a light-minded read over an weekend.