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It Started With a Friend Request

3.65 of 5 stars 3.65  ·  rating details  ·  1,013 ratings  ·  113 reviews
A brand new love story and a story of friendship from the bestselling author of Few Things Left Unsaid and That’s the Way We Met! It will take every emotions to one step higher.

Why don’t we feel the moment when we fall in love but always remember when it ends? Akash is young, single, and conservative with a preference for girls with brains than in miniskirts. One day, he r
Paperback, 224 pages
Published July 17th 2013 by Random House India
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Vitasta Ganjoo
I just completed reading !!!!
N omg ! I was so immensely involved ....dat had almost tears in my eyes while reading the part where aleesha feels cheated though akash was innocent !
My god ! Just loved ur writing sir !!!! <3 n yeah surely this one is the best of all 3 !
I was soo happy for happy - lovely ending . It's 5/5 !
Really awesome book ..kept me glued for hrs n finished it in one go !!

Congratulations ! Keep writing ! God bless you !
Jayshree Sridhar
Jan 13, 2014 Jayshree Sridhar rated it 1 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: NO ONE to keep it short, i wud say the book is "unbearably pathetic".
1)i've never in my life read such a draggy book which has nothing inside it. all the while i was searching for the story and it just gives me forty pages of dialougues that too is a mindvoice to oneself. the book came up to 212 pages only because of these long dialogues. And the best part is you can understand what the person wants to say only by reading the first line and last line of the dialogues.

2)secondly, the langua
Ordianry and Boring

"It Started with a Friend Request" is just an ordinary novel and Sudeep Nagarkar, the author fails to make an impression with it.
The story starts well with nice introduction of the characters but after few pages it losses its pace. In the book Nagarkar has made the characters giving long speeches almost everywhere. At some points when short conversations could have done justice, he unnecessarily dragged them and those long conversations look like speeches.
A lot more was expec
Prity Malhotra
Just like Hollywood film-makers when it comes to making horror-genre movies are obsessed with the Exorcist theme..similarly Indian authors are obsessed with Bollywood cliches when it comes to writing Romantic novels. And Sudeep in an uncreative way doles out gallops of cliches in this book..So here's the wafer-thin plot: Akash loves Aleesha, Tamanna loves Akash, Tamanna manipulates Aleesha into believing Akash is cheating on her. You can guess the Climax,right ?

Things I hated abt this book:
1) Di
Srijeesha ~ The Directioner
I can't stop myself from giving this book 5 stars. This book is super awesome and amazing! It's highly recommended to everyone to every age. Once you start reading this book you can't stop yourself. If you want the paperback you can ask me, I will give you. :) Now let's come to the story. I will give a short description of the story so that you get an idea of it! :)
So the story is about 4 persons, Akash (hero of the story), Aleesha (heroine of the story, I love her character 'cause she is also
woww..amazing..a so heart-touching love story..this story teaches us that if our love is true enough, then,no matter how hard it gets, we will make it through against all odds..and author has written this story that it easily unfolds in front of my eyes.. really it made me fell in love with the idea of love.
Abhilash Ruhela

This is the first phenomena on my Blog where I am reviewing a book before its release. :-) I am done reading Bestseller author, Sudeep Nagarkar's 3rd book of 212 pages right now. After "Few Things Left Unsaid" and "That's the way we met", "It Started with a Friend Request" is the 3rd book by Sudeep N. It is set to release on 17th July, 2013. And exclusively, this is the very first public review of this book. I feel honored to be a part of this book right before its release which has already bee
Shivani Vohra
I am giving 3 stars to ISWAFR. I could have given 3.5 if the narration wasn't so average.

I stopped counting the number of times Sudeep Nagarkar used Hindi words in this 'English' novel. My eyes became accustomed to those unbearable words.
So, my review won't be based on the usage of Hinglish otherwise I would have given 1 star to this book.

Let's begin from the beginning, shall we?

It is a 'love at first sight' case for our hero, Akash. So, I took a little longer to accept the fact that Akash is
Swathi Shenoy
Picked it up with excitement as my friend suggested it saying it was good but I was totally disappointed!

The book narrates the love story of Aleesha and Akash. From the very start, the book goes with an unbearably slow pace. There seems to be so much confusion in the story. Akash falls in love with Aleesha as soon as he lays eyes on her at the disc. Still when a group of boys fantasize about Aleesha during her stage performance, he claims to Aditya that these guys lust for her, her beauty and he
Beata Joshua
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Harshul Setiya
The market has been flooded with young Indian authors churning out bestsellers after bestsellers. To be honest this is my first read by this author though he has written two books before. The book leaves you with a pleasant feeling after you have completed reading it. The story is about Akash and Aleesha, two youngsters who meet in a discotheque and experience love at first sight. Major portion of the book is about their love story, how it progresses, the proposal, the first kiss, the first figh ...more
Shyam Sundar

they said it is a A brand new love story ROFL ! one of the mokkaiest novel i've read in recent days ! if u are a movie addict & watched almost all films in past 10-15 years you'll find the entire book is a combined version of many tamil cinema scenes !

#Akash ! - a boy who doesn't love girls with miniskirts ! instead he's interested in brainy girls ! he finds #Aleesha in discothe & gets love at first sight !
they exchange their BBM pins & will start t
Okay kind of Book, I got this book because of the title of the book, since it had a connection to my life. The cover page of the book could have been much better, some kind BBM, FB, WhatsApp symbols, which would have been more eye catching and syncs with the title…. And now coming to the review of the book, all characters are well described at the beginning and a clear story telling. At some point it was very kind of too slow and many scenes were not logical at all. The author had tried to give ...more
Ritika Chhabra
"It Started with a Friend Request!" The moment I completed this very book, I was like, "Gosh! Such books do exist!" All through the story I was practically falling in love with Akash, thinking about every thing that was happening. I can't believe it, but I recently read this book for the second time, and trust me, I have now become a fan of the author!! While running my eyes through the pages, I was shocked to find out the way this author had written. And I was like, "Ohmigosh! He has a way with ...more
Nitin Ganapule
Why am I reading such books these days? I couldn't find a love story after reading the entire book, am I lacking something to understand this book or what while every other person seems to be looking this book! One of the major flaws of the book has to be the narration and the narrator. The best friend of one of the protagonist is narrating the story and even he is fantasizing his best friend's girl.. The main story of the book seems not like love story and more of attraction and infatuation.. T ...more
A nicely written love story...seems to be very natural. It tells you how important it is to share everything with your spouse to avoid the mis-understandings :)
Arpit Kulshrestha
I finished it too early , too small book. I read , first book of Sudeep nagarkar. He had too different writing style. Overall I liked the story and the style of story narration. I found too much hindi writing in english (I hate this actually). Actual story was too small and all space occupied by long , irritated , unnecessary messages. In actual, only few people sent more than 5 line message in one time . A good time pass. Not have too much value in terms of a novel. the narration style of write ...more
Sanyam Bagaria
Didnt like it much. Looked very fictional at most times.
Shivani Prusty
The best book yet.!
Yet It was my first book of Sudeep Nagarkar !
Still he owned my heart.. Simple and cute love story .
Happy to read such stories !
Which ends with a happy ending! :)
Hari Kiran
There is nothing to say about this...this is just one of the dumb indian love stories......same old crap...there is no depth in characterizaton .....and no intensity in love.....frankly i didn't find any love in the whole book...... just ok....!
Mitt Patel
This one is my first eBook that i read on my iphone with an interest.
When i started it i was not sure about the end but when things come one by one i was amazed, i just created all characters around to me and felt the each of then and their feelings,reactions,everything i just felt like that i am a part of this story i just finished last 4 chapters early in the morning when i have to finish my work :D but i just started reading and kept it continue till the end.

i dont know how much this book tau
It's good for one time read.Even though the way of proposing to a girl is quite exaggerated at last i found it interesting.!
I had high expectations from this book.To be succinct,I didn't like this book.
This book nearly killed me.I am not joking.The twist in the story is unimaginable!This is one of the best book i have ever read.I cried,I laughed,I screamed,I jumped and did all sort of things.This book must be read.I am telling this from the bottom of my heart-THIS IS THE BEST BOOK EVER.I was totally immersed in the book.I felt that i was the main character in this book.I forgot everything around me.I think this the only book which made me cry so much.Again sudeep nagarkar has produced a book w ...more
Worst book i ever read!!
The book was an easy read with a fluid writing style.

Even if there is a good twist at the end, it was not well edited.I found Aleesha's character a way too immature,superficial and it affected overall purity in Akash and Aleesha's love story.Towards the end,few things felt forced and ethically wrong.e.g. where Akash and Aleesha make love at the end of the book. (Don't want to spoil the suspense hence am not reveling the exact details here)

Even though some parts of the story felt forced,it was
Rikky Bhartia
You will get what I felt about the book with this 1 comment 'Thank God, it got Over!!! phewwww'
Yes this is exactly what I felt when the e-book app showed read 100%, I am a person who doesn't lives any book in mid and that's why I have left just 2 books before this, this could had been the 3rd one, but somehow due to the hapazard storyline shifiting from Tamanna to Aleesha and the urge to know what the prologue meant kept me reading it till the very end.
A complete disaster, total boring, where I
Asit Chaurasia
I am done reading one of the India’s Bestseller and one of my favourite authors, Sudeep Nagarkar’s book “It started with friend request”. It is his 3rd book and previous books are also hit and I am reading it. He is very good at writing love stories and he tries to fulfil the high expectations of his readers like me. I always wait for his new book to get release as there are only few authors in India who write good love stories . I know I am late but I have just started writing ;).

As the title s
By Sudeep Nagarkar. Grade B.

The very aesthetically designed cover, despite the sparkle overload, comes across as very pleasing to the target market: that is, outgoing, smart women in their teens and tweens who have a soft corner for gool ol’ romances, Karan Johar style. The book indeed is another love story amongst the multiple others that have flooded the Indian market but it does create a niche for itself by encompassing the multitude of other emotions that are entwined with the feeling of lov
Prakash Srinad
Sudeep Nagarkar is the author of two bestselling novels ‘Few Things Left Unsaid’ and ‘That’s The Way We Met. Based on a true story’ It Started With A Friend Request’ is his third novel, but unfortunately this is first time I am reading a novel by Sudeep Nagarkar. like all of his other novels this one also has an attractive title. The title and the attractive cover design by Saurav Das is what attracted me towards this novel. Even though the title gives away the theme of the story(that’s what tit ...more
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Sudeep Nagarkar, residing in Mumbai, is the author of three bestselling novels – Few Things Left Unsaid (2011), That’s The Way We Met (2012) and It Started With a Friend Request (2013). His new book "Sorry You're Not My Type" is scheduled to be Valentine 2014 release.

His all books are inspired from real life incidents and continue to top the bestseller charts. He was listed in ‘Celebrity Author o
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