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Hate, is a four letter word.
So is love.
And sometimes, people can’t tell the difference…
Dhurv and Aranya spend a good part of their lives trying to figure out why they want to destroy each other, why they hurt each other so deeply. And, why they can’t stay away from each other.
The answer is just as difficult each time because all they’ve wanted is to do the worst, most
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Kindle Edition, 295 pages
Published April 24th 2015 by Penguin Metro Reads
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Vani
Jun 22, 2015 rated it liked it
She's a troubled genius. He's brash and brazen. They loved each other until they fought. They have spent years hating each other and now, just as life is ready to take them their own separate ways, they must decide, whether to stay together or move on. The World's Best Boyfriend by Durjoy Dutta is a coming-of-age romance, rather formulaic in the way its been written, and sure to appeal the college crowd. Six key elements sum up the story: college, professors, hostel life, friendships, love and ...more
Pooja
Jul 07, 2016 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 100-pages
Durjoy Dutta's World's Best Boyfriend left me thinking if this is really what's happening in society between teenagers, then I'm terrified.

The characters were being unreasonable many times, despite that I'm glad that such books exist that are entertaining and don't teach any morals in the end.

P.S. Archit, I've nothing against Durjoy Dutta. :D :D but you'll learn nothing sort of 'how to be the best boyfriend'. Peace.
Ally  Cakes
Mar 12, 2016 rated it did not like it
I'm scratching my head here. What happened?! This story had sooooo much potential. First time (and probably last time) reading this author. I was really disturbed by how our heroine was so verbally and physically abused by her family and to my dismay and horror it was always done in public! And no one ever said a damn thing! This pretty much killed any feelings of "like" I was starting to have for the story.

Also, not to mention how we're forced to witness the horrible things our leads do to
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Manpreet Kaur
Jul 10, 2016 rated it really liked it
I read Durjoy's book after a long time. after reading a lot of his previous books, I started feeling he has nothing new in his stories. But this one changed my mind.
I love how the author has experimented with broken characters. Instead of the dashing young boy and a beautiful girl, he has damaged characters. They're not so lovable yet they feel real.
Then there's their love story which is itself very damaged and imperfect.
Of course, there are some shortcomings. For example, the last section of
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Qais Palekar
May 27, 2015 rated it it was ok
I am not sure about this book. I mean, I liked it and disliked it at the same time.
First thing that i didn't like about this book is its characters. they were totally ripped out of the tv show "sadda haq". There was some difference in their back story. And arranya is not pretty and all. But one see the similarities.
It was cheesy it was sometimes unrealistic. i know its fiction and little unrealistic is ok but it was like it was like some like a tv show from shaktiman era. the characters were
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Lakshmi
May 10, 2016 rated it did not like it
Shelves: worst
A stupid college love story (is it even a story)!??
Abhilash Ruhela
Apr 28, 2015 rated it liked it


Durjoy Datta is back with his 11th fiction book and he is still busy in launching it in all the cities of India. I am glad to have read it even before people must have actually received it. "World's Best Boyfriend" is the name of his newest flick and to my surprise, it's his thickest book with 288 pages. The title of the book is quite cheesy and I wasn't expecting much out of it and therefore, I am not quite disappointed with this tale. I am at least happy that Durjoy is trying such stories
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Shristy Sinha
Feb 12, 2016 rated it it was ok
Few things you regret post it's done... so was this read!
this was the first pick I made from Durjoy Datta's work, and I am really not impressed. I have heard a lot about him and being an aspiring writer I chose for his book parallel to Chandana Roy's A Good Girl. World's best boyfriend--- Full filmy or like a daily soap. I mean there's no point of accounting something in pages when you can watch them on television..... trees would be regretting dying for this. ;)

But......There's always two sides
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Marin Sophia
Jan 05, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
World's worst indian soft-porn.
Meghant Parmar
A fine lad, a scared girl, domestic issues, their lives entwined with bonds of love and hate but what will stretch them far or what is it that will bring them back together? Are the bonds sacred or are they scattered and tattered pieces of nothingness? It's a fight for survival in a cruel world, who will live up to the expectations? The robust angry Dhruv or the shy and pompous Aranya? That's what the story is all about.

The positives from the story that demanded a lot from the reader can be the
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Thousif Raza
May 03, 2015 rated it liked it
After a long long time i read a book written by an Indian author and now i kinda know why i stayed away. I have read Durjoy before and i loved his second book. This one however is good, but there are so many inconsistencies in the middle, characters behaving in different way suddenly that no matter how much i wanna give it 4 stars, i just cant. I like the characters, but the language at some places is downright crass. I'm ok with swearing and conveying your feelings, but sometimes abuses are ...more
Bookish Devil
Jun 26, 2015 rated it it was ok
Poof ! #disappointed
I'm tired of such stories.
An Old Plot in a modern setting.
Girl and Guy hate each other...Hurl abuses at each other..Hurt each other ..
And finally they realize that they are in love with each other.

This book doesn't even deserve a review. Worst of Durjoy. Swear to God, I wont read any more Durjoy books.

Two things were most profound in this book. Explicit Language and Sex ! Nothing else.

I don't even have to mood to write a neat review. Such a disappointing book !
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Anmol Rawat
World's Best Boyfriend Full Review

3.5 on 5

Loved it for almost 2/3rd of it but did not like how it proceeded further. Anyhow, Durjoy Datta adds his awesome narration into another college romance and sprinkles it with humor to keep the readers engaged. I enjoyed reading the book. Just if it had not gone down the cliched path in the latter section of the book forcefully, I would have loved it more. Nevertheless, worth reading if you like to read the genre.
Akansha Gupta
Oct 23, 2015 rated it liked it
It was a nice book. I really liked the fact that no character was ever clouded by love too much to let go of their ambitions.

I like Durjoy Datta books
Ritesh
Nov 24, 2019 rated it it was ok
World’s Best Boyfriend – A clichéd review of a clichéd story.

A time ago, I read a quote on the internet by Alan Bennett from his play, The History Boys (which I haven’t read or seen). The quote is, “Clichés can be quite fun. That's how they got to be clichés.” When I read it, I felt it untrue. I always thought clichés to be boring and originality to be fun, new and something to look up to. Most of the others I know think the same and believe it from a long time. If one surfs the internet, one
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Mystic reads
Jan 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I have read a few books of Durjoy and this one is one of my favorites work of his. The storyline was very unique and interesting. The sypnosis is: The book follows the life of Aranya and Dhruv from the time they are in school. They find solace in each other and then get separated. Hate brews in their hearts for each other which means they have to meet each other again at some point in their lives.They are admitted in the same college which gives them opportunity to start their revenge plot with ...more
Vikas
May 11, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: owned
Aw well what can ya do? It's a good quick read but the characters don't do much which is logical. World's Best Boyfriend well try to find him in the pages.

I like Durjoy's books and have read them all so I am well aware what to expect there.

This was a good read but not DD's best or even better works.

On to the next one "The Girl of my Dreams" .... till then keep on reading.
Abhilash Ruhela


Durjoy Datta is back with his 11th fiction book and he is still busy in launching it in all the cities of India. I am glad to have read it even before people must have actually received it. "World's Best Boyfriend" is the name of his newest flick and to my surprise, it's his thickest book with 288 pages. The title of the book is quite cheesy and I wasn't expecting much out of it and therefore, I am not quite disappointed with this tale. I am at least happy that Durjoy is trying such stories
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Humaira Shaikh
Jun 19, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: fiction
Hate, is a four letter word.
So is love.
And sometimes, people can’t tell the difference…


‘Easy love is no love. Love’s not love unless you’re laid wasted by it unless you’re destroyed by it, ripped apart and scarred for life by it.’

These lines set context to this crazy story.

Dhruv and Aranya are two fucked up people, who find each other and fall in love. They fit together like hands in a glove. They complete each other like a missing piece in a puzzle.

Dhruv is from a dysfunctional family.
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Karthick Udaiy
My Thoughts :

After completed his " When only love remains and Till the last breath " i comes to this book. " World Best Boyfriend " :-) Very catchy title and pleasant look book cover will hook the reader leads to buy the book. I like the author's narration of the story it keeps the reader holding till you turn the last page of the book. No prologue No epilogue Author straightly enter in to the chapter totally it contains 81 chapters i think this is the first thickest book of him 288 pages.Each
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Ankit Saxena
It could have been better, though, there is something I have for his works. What he writes and the language he choose to through the dialogue through his characters, is quite impressive.

It is quite a different story then what he has presented previously. But somewhere, something there is missing. Lots of hate, jealousy, hidden love makes it a good to read and provides a complete support to its theme.
Feeling so sorry for Ritika, she had done no mistake, left no stone unturned, but still had had
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Sumanta
Aug 24, 2015 rated it liked it
The conflict between the ripped off, bruised, left alone due to a failed marriage, Dhruv, and the freaking genius with 53-1 national debate record holder but shaken to the core due to her not so acceptable unique attribute , Aranya, is an interesting read. But except for Raghuvir, and our protagonists, other characters lacks development. They seemed to be there only to support our main character. Ritika is there only to inform the reader how much she loved Dhruv. Sanchit is there to tell Dhruv ...more
Aditi Dutta
Jun 27, 2015 rated it it was ok
This seemed to be a 'Devdas in Modern Times' of sorts. The F-word is the most commonly used word in the book. It has been used more frequently than the total number of pages. Towards the end it seems as if Durjoy Dutta himself was writing in a drunken state, rushing to complete it. There are mistakes in the book...example, Dhruv is shirtless one moment, and very next moment Aranya is pulling his collar? How? Also, all the male characters are obsessed with the lady's weight. Why? Maybe the author ...more
Vitasta Ganjoo
May 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed reading a durjoys book after long time ... this is durjoy datta's comeback . his previous 2-3 books hv been different ...but with this book he is back to his style of writings and stories .. last book I enjoyed reading was ",if it's not forever ..." even"till d last breath" was great ... it was a goodread !
Jayshree Sridhar
Jul 28, 2015 rated it it was ok
So after reading around 10 books by Durjoy Datta which give brilliant messages in themselves, 'World's Best Boyfriend' book turns out to be a huge disappointment.

IN SHORT: The Boyfriend is anything but Best, I assure you that.

Read more here...
http://thatmessedupindiansoul.blogspo...
Aruna Kumar Gadepalli
Interesting story. Easy and quick read.
Sruthi
LOL , I rly loved the Hindi daily soap kind of climax though , wish it had a epilogue . Hated Aranya's father . Well count Raghuvir too , asshole he is .
M B
Mar 08, 2016 rated it did not like it
Crap in name of young indian writing.
Stuti
Mar 07, 2019 rated it it was ok
Why did I choose this book:- I was just starting to read novels and I wanted to start with something easy and straightforward. Plus choosing an Indian writer made sure that I wouldn’t have any problem in understanding the culture and language wouldn’t be a barrier either.

What the books is about:- this book revolves around two main characters , Dhruv and Aranya, who have a love-hate relationship. They want to hurt each other the most and yet can’t stay away from each other. Aranya is smart and
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Parth  Shah
Nov 09, 2017 rated it liked it
Durjoy Datta, one of the best FICTION ROMANCE WRITER, I have read all of his books starting from " Of course I love you to The world's best boyfriend" and the series of starting books till "If its not forever its not love" I was intrigued to read on and on and wished it never ended, even his book " Till the last breath " was breathtaking with good romantic stuff and good plotting. But here somewhere it lacked all, no doubt he showed how two totally different people one with a disease and one who ...more
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