Language: English
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9789380942872
Pages: 189
Price: 195.0

I have expressed my disdain of engineers writing books with just “money” on their minds earlier (refer to the review of Love Cocktail). Today, I am glad to say that I have been proven wrong on some counts. This book is an honest effort on the part of an engineering student to lend a helping hand to his brotherhood, who apparently have terrible experiences when it comes to the placement process.

There isn’t much to say about the story simply because there isn’t one to begin with. This book is more of a how-not-to-flunk-placement and less of emotionally-involving-I-will-cry-now-story. Yes, there is a back story as to why the author, “Toffee” or Taufeeq, chose to write this book. He was heartbroken and needed something that would give meaning to his broken life. Choosing to write a book recounting his experiences as a student, he includes an in-depth analysis of every step involved right from the pre-placement talk. He tries to do this in a very informal, non-preachy way, but there’s only so much of that you can do when you’re writing a self-help book. In a place, he has actually included an Aptitude test, with solutions and all. He has written this book in a very decent, honest-to-God way and I am sure that it will help any engineering student who manages to find enough time between his exams and placement preparation, to actually read it.

Recommended for engineering students appearing for placements. I know it’s hard to take someone who calls himself “Toffee” seriously, but it’s actually worth it.

Overall Rating: 6/10

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