Five Point Someone: What Not to Do at IIT

Five Point Someone: What Not to Do at IIT

Five Point Someone is a story about three friends in IIT who are unable to cope.

The book starts with a disclaimer, “This is not a book to teach you how to get into IIT or even how to live in college. In fact, it describes how screwed up things can get if you don’t think straight.”

Three hostelmates – Alok, Hari and Ryan get off to a bad start in IIT – they screw up the first class quiz. And while they try to make amends, things only get worse. It takes them a while to realize: If you try and screw with the IIT system, it comes back to double screw you. Before they know it, they are at the lowest echelons of IIT society. They have a five-point-something GPA out of ten, ranking near the end of their class. This GPA is a tattoo that will remain with them, and come in the way of anything else that matters – their friendship, their future, their love life. While the world expects IITians to conquer the world, these guys are struggling to survive.

Will they make it? Do under performers have a right to live? Can they show that they are not just a five-point-somebody but a five-point-someone?

Title:Five Point Someone: What Not to Do at IIT
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9788129104595
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    Five Point Someone: What Not to Do at IIT Reviews

  • Rhea Routray

    The first time I picked up this book, it felt like I was going to do a great thing. Dad had warned me not to read it, but being the reader I am, I took him lightly. Until I found out the gross it cont...

  • Jyothi

    I must confess, this book is utter crap! Its an insult to English language. Its even worse than those soppy mushy crappy juvenile novels that I've seen my teenage friends gushing over!Honestly, did Bh...

  • Archit Ojha

    Read this.Enjoyed this.But on the retrospection mode, I wonder what happened to the author. What started off as an amazing debut just turned into a different career story altogether.When this book hit...

  • Reading_ Tam_ Ishly

    Heard of the Three Idiots movie?Yes, this is the book from which the movie got adapted. And yes, this book is really important in my country as it's one of the most read books in the country still as ...

  • Sharadha Jayaraman

    0.5-star Review:Five Point Someone by Chetan BhagatI purchased this book a while back from a book vendor whose little shop by the streets is a part of an open circulatory library sort of thing in my c...

  • Mary Mahoney

    A good book should be written so that any age group can enjoy it. And although I'd say I'm older than Professor Cherian, I can remember waiting on test results and definitely having the decision to ma...

  • Vidyasagar Darapu

    read this god forsaken book like a zillion years ago and still couldn't get rid of the sin that I have committed. Yes, it talks about IIT Delhi. And coincidentally I did go to college there. The book ...

  • Indian

    Picked it up out of curiosity, as I am myself a B.Tech student from IIT Kanpur, eager to learn how IIT Delhi was similar/different from my college.Found it okie-dokie, but highly un-impressive. Must s...

  • Sanjay Gautam

    Another great piece of trash from CB. Just because I could relate, a little bit, with the college life depicted; and because of mentioning Pink Floyd at one place; that this book has earned one extra ...

  • Tani

    Based on the average ratings and negative reviews, I don't think I'll read it. I love " 3 Idiots " movie but I don't think the book has done any justice to the movie. Usually, the movies don't do just...