[SPOILER ALERT: The Backbenchers is a series of books penned by ghost-name Sidharth Oberoi set in The Presidency Convent, a fictional elitist school in Delhi. The first book has been written by Durjoy Datta and Sachin Garg.]
When you take up this novel and flip through first few pages, the first thought that crosses your mind is “Who is Sidharth Oberoi?” Is it Sachin Garg or is it Durjoy?
The Narration is just perfect and undoubtedly not belonging to a debutante author. The Best part about the so-called author Sidharth Oberoi is that his description of the scenes make them come alive, even if you might have never been in that situation. The play of words assists you all the way down to conjure up an image of what’s going on and hence the novel becomes intriguing.
The Story is about Yuvraj and Ananya. Ananya is a small town girl whose father get transferred to Delhi and she undergoes a cultural transition. That is where the story sets in. The Best part about the Novel was its pace and the smoothness of the plot. While there is more than enough of yuppie romance but that adds up to the factor that will lead you to go down the memory lane to your own school days.
Writing style, as expected, is nice and the freshness of the plot makes it a delightful read.
Overall Rating: 7.5/10
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This review has been contributed by Nikhil Mukhija. Nikhil himself is a content developer, marketing script writer as well as an SEO specialist. While he is not busy with his Engineering studies, Nikhil contributes to various online writing platforms.
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