Monday, 5 December 2016

Book Review: Game Plan by Fredy Ilaviya


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Game Plan - Book Cover

Book Name: Game Plan 

Author: Fredy Ilaviya 

Publisher: Invincible Publishers 

Price: Rs. 140 


Gripping tale of three friends who proved that there is nothing beyond friendship. It's a book about three friends - two guys and a girl. Both propose her, both get rejected. She marries someone known to her parents and settles down with him. She undergoes a four year - long grievous married life... drags her husband to the court. As destiny would have it, the same rejected guys come to her salvage. They are now lawyers. What happens next? Liberation? Avenge? Triumph of the truth? 


As the blurb says, the novel - Game Plan is indeed a gripping novel. The novel keeps you hooked on to it until the very last page. 

The story begins with a prologue that has a court incident. I must say that it is the prologue that grew my interest in this book than the blurb. The story is narrated from the point of view of one of the lawyers, Aakash. The first person narration has been done really well. The author has mentioned about the college lives of the characters. It would be unfair on my part if I don't mention that the author has done a wonderful research about the law and law studies. As the book is based on crime and court proceedings, there are a number of characters who play a vital role. I have observed in many novels that as the number of characters increase, their role or their mention in the story decreases. This book does have many characters and each character had a significant part to play. The narration is in simple and lucid language. The incidents from the story have been thoughtfully placed. 

  • The friendship among Aakash, Karan, and Kabir. And also, Naina, Payal and Aarti. 
  • The bond of love that Aakash shares with Naina. 
  • Aakash and Kabir's fight for justice. 

A few questions popped in my mind when reading Game Plan. 
  • It is clearly mentioned that Naina, Payal and Aarti had studied law. Didn't they know that nothing should be hidden from the lawyer? That he should know all the facts? I know that Naina didn't want to tarnish her family name. But I think that being a law student, she should have spoken to Aakash right in the beginning. 
  • Also, there were a few cross-examination sessions with Daljeet and Harjyot. I felt that just as Naina was questioned multiple times, Daljeet and Harjyot should have been questioned too. 
  • Next, it is said that Payal and Aarti knew how Naina was treated at her in-laws. A confession fron both was necessary, I feel. 
  • Lastly, no person would meet his lawyer just once during the court proceedings. No meetings between Kabir and Daljeet was something I couldn't digest. 

I rate: 

Cover: 3/5. 
Characters: 3.5/5 
Story: 4/5 

I rate 'Game Plan' with 3.5/5 stars.

You can buy your copies on Amazon.


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