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3.72  ·  Rating details ·  109 ratings  ·  78 reviews
Naina is back from America, after four years of living on her own. A natural rebel, she has had some fairly life-altering experiences which Mum and Dad would not approve of at all if they get to know. But will her spirit and her stand be enough to fight the forces of parental pressure and heckling aunties baying for her nuptials?

Back in the bosom of her conservative family
Kindle Edition, 195 pages
Published November 10th 2018 by Bloomsbury India
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Tam_ the_ med_bookie
A fast paced, hilarious rom com!
It's all about Naina, the girl in her early twenties trying to find her way out of the many annoying arranged marriage situations by her own mother just after she shifted back to Indore after completing her studies in the US.
But who cares about what Naina wants?
The best part about rom coms is the happy ending👍
This one ended really happy for Naina.
The highlights of this book include the unmistakable relationships with friends and siblings👍
I totally loved how the th
Aakanksha Mishra
Dec 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
Wake up, girl! Is a really gripping and intriguing novel. I was hooked up from the starting and I must say the book was damm amazing. It was a fast read and the way the author has written the book is super fun to read.

This novel is about a girl Naina Bansal who belongs to a rich and conservative family. The kind of family which believes that after completing education the sole purpose of a girl’s life is to marry a well-settled guy and bear his children. Naina attends a college in Boston where
Mridu  aka Storypals
Dec 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
I somehow thought this book would be a Nonfiction, but that’s just me and my silly brain playing mind games. 🧐

Anyway. This was not very relevant to the review.

What the book is about?

Naina is back from America, after four years of living on her own. A natural rebel, she has had some fairly life-altering experiences which Mum and Dad would not approve of at all if they get to know. But will her spirit and her stand be enough to fight the forces of parental pressure and heckling aunties baying fo
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Disclaimer: A physical copy was provided via Bloomsbury India in exchange for an honest review. The Thoughts, opinions & feelings expressed in the review are therefore, my own.

Actual Rating 4.25 Stars

Wake Up, Girl! By Niharika Jindal, once I started reading, will feel like it is a book written just for the insecure, anxious teenager in me and speaks volumes to the confident I have striven to become today.

Naina, the protagonist of the bo
Kajol Rout
Apr 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
Naina, a girl from a conservative rich family goes to US for her further studies & there she lives a life which her parents would never approved of. She returns to India only to face the stereotype big Indian wedding drama by her parents. Will her life change because of this decision? Will she follow her heart ?
¤ The book is narrated from Naina's perspective ¤ It's a fast paced romantic fiction ¤ The language is easy. ¤ Narration is done well. The book is beautifully written ¤ It's a quick
Aayushi Jain
Jan 05, 2019 rated it liked it
Wake Up, Girl is a light-hearted, bubbly read perfect to take a break from heavy, intense books. There were parts where I couldn't stop laughing so bad my stomach hurts. No, really! I'm not kidding. Say, the beginning was really great, the author directly put forth her major theme of the story: marriage and relatives.

Though the book is a laugh riot at some places, I found it not less than a Karan Johar kinda movie about pretentious rich people and their high society shenanigans. I had a major pr
Dec 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
When I requested the review copy of the ‘Wake up, Girl’ from the author, I thought it’d be a book on The Big Fat Indian Wedding. But boy, I was wrong.

Niharika Jindal’s Wake up, Girl’ is a real wake up call to all the girls, who are scared or depended on someone else to take major decisions in their life, wether it’d be their studies, job or marriage. The storyline is very refreshing and relatable most of the times.

This is a story of Naina, who just came back from Boston, after completing her st
Ankita Arora
Wake up, Girl! is the story of Naina Bansal who belongs to a wealthy family from Indore and how the events and incidents in her life wake her up to the reality and what actually matters in life.

Naina is back from Boston post her graduation and is put under tremendous pressure to get married. But before that, she actually has to go through the process of a typical arranged marriage, meeting prospective grooms and their families. In all this, she reminisces her days in Boston and her ex-boyfriend,
Hastha Chand
Feb 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Title : Wake Up, Girl
Author : Niharika Jindal
Publisher: Bloomsbury Prime

Thank you so much for the review copy Niharika Jindal

Twenty two years old Naina Bansal was back home from Boston after graduation and living on her own for four years. Now her parents wants her to get married. So far everything in her life, right from which course she had to take, where she had to pursue her higher education, what dress she had to wear on the bride seeing ceremony and which groom she should marry were all d
Aditi ~ •A Thousand Words A Million Books

I received a review copy from the author in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are entirely my own.

I’ve been reading and loving books by Indian authors recently and so when I got the offer to read Wake up, girl! by Niharika Jindal, I jumped. It sounded like the perfect blend of romantic-comedy and an Indian girl’s journey towards feminism and finding herself and I WENT IN VERY EXCITED.

I started reading this book over a month ag
Anukriti Geekybibliophilictraveller/ kaleidoscopicnerdy

As seen on my blog KALEIDOSCOPIC NERD

Welcome to the emotional melodrama that is an Indian family.

Naina, our protagonist, is back in Indore after studying in Boston and her conservative family members want her to marry a “good guy”. They are typical Indian parents with patriarchy bound in the roots of the family. There were times when I wanted to punch their faces because of how infuriating they were (this is a plus point for the author, not criticism). *Smh*

Now, the book started very s
Simran (poetry.and.tea)
Wake up, Girl! is the story of Naina Bansal born in a wealthy family in Indore, the book takes you on her life journey while she deals with relationship woes and typical Indian family drama.

Without giving any spoilers or discussing the plot of the story as you can pretty much make out from the blurb and other reviews. I will discuss what I liked about this book and give you reasons to immediately know if you should pick up this book.

This book is your quintessential Karan Johar Bollywood movie
Pretty Little Bibliophile
Feb 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
A light and humourous read, Wake Up, Girl! was a refreshing read and I finished it in a day.
The author has made the story quite realistic with the use of stereotypes (so warning: if you do not like stereotypes, then this might not be the book for you. Through the use of these characters, the author has been able to portray a general peak into the lives of mainstream Indian people. Of course there are always exceptions, so please take no offense).
Naina seems to be a pretty mild kind of person i
Rain In Heaven (Susmita)
Mar 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
Naina is back from America, after four years of living on her own. Back in the bosom of her conservative family, Naina cannot even begin to imagine the turn her life is going to take. Marriage at the 'right age' to the 'right family'…whether she likes it or not. Ayaan, Rohan, Akshay, Shiven. Who will it be? Will she even have a shot at romance, being with someone she loves, irrespective of his caste, respectability or bank balance? She will have to summon all the chutzpah within to fight for her ...more
Devanshi Sanghani
Dec 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Wake up girl ! By Niharika Jindal is definately a novel that is needed to be read by alot of people to stand up and fight for what they want in life.
The novel teaches one to take their decisions in their own hands and to do what they love not letting others take control over it.
Naina had just came back to India and was rushed back into looking over guys for marraige by her parents. Being just recently broken up from her 4 years old relationship back in US, she was pushed to marry a rich guy fr
Dec 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
Thank you Niharika for sending me this book!! It was so much fun and highly relatable to boot!!

Naina returns home to Indore after studying abroad and is surrounded by well meaning family members who have marriage on their mind. She is just not ready to get married, having been a free bird for so long!
Everyone expects her to behave in a certain way, be the ideal Indian wife-to-be material but she just doesn’t want to conform.
At a family wedding her family gets her engaged to a boy she do
Wake Up Girl is story of a 22 year old Naina and our middle class society. She is back from US after finishing her studies and her family starts doing the next obvious thing - Looking for a suitable groom for her. This leads to a typical Indian family drama and of course some societal pressure. It’s a fiction which talks about what happens in real life. If you are young girl of “marriageable age” you will connect to the plot and find a part of you in Naina. Although the plot is pretty plain and ...more
Nivedita Dhar
Dec 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
You don’t need much idea about this book because the title of this book is enough to tell you what is this book about and so does the cover picture. I was reading this book and was checking the picture of the cover, imaging Naina. This kind of book has always left a mark with good intentions and quite inspirational messages. Nana and her battle with her own family and then this society. Totally embarrassing. How does author Niharika Jindal show that what kind problem you will face when you are d ...more
Nikita Garg
Dec 18, 2018 rated it really liked it

♀This book was doing rounds on social media when the blurb caught my eye. The author was kind enough to send me the review copy. The moment you read the blurb you’re allured into devouring the book immediately.
♀The storyline is so simple and relatable yet beautifully written. The narrative is lucid, characters are well rounded and the pace is gripping. The author hits the nail on its head as she targets the female crowd of our generation.
♀The story revolves around a rebellious girl who has big d
Yogita Rajawat
"Wake up girl" as the name suggests is the embarking journey of the protagonist Naina from an indecisive girl to taking control over her life. After losing her first love and getting stuck in arrange marriage situations, the entire journey focuses on the Indian society drama and the issues concerned. The book is light to read and is idol for one sitting. Author did a great job in keeping it fun and quirky. According to me those who are looking for some light and simple read can definitely go for ...more
Prajwal Shettigar
Feb 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
Taking charge of your own life

"Wake up, girl!" by Niharika Jindal is a book that will inspire you. The blurb of the book makes it clear that it tells the story of the main protagonist, Naina's struggle. The title of the book is perfect as it encourages girls to wake up before it's too late. I also liked the beautifully designed cover that does full justice to the novel.

The book begins with Naina's struggle in Boston. Belonging to a typical Indian family, Naina finds living in Boston in her initi
Jan 13, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Naina Bansal is every girl out there who have completed their studies and are in a verge of getting married coz hello?? after studies the next step in a girl's life is marriage ryt??? NO? ?? what NO? GOD!! ... what will the society say??our relatives? (yes, relatives are the most concerned one's even than our own parents). See u have to get a good guy from a well off family and marry before they all vanish from the earth and oops! did i forget something??? Yess..your kundilis (Horoscopes) should ...more
Vidhya Thakkar
Jan 21, 2019 rated it liked it
RATING: 3.5/5
Wake up, girl! by Niharika Jindal is a story of Naina who just returned to India after completing her studies. Her family is now searching a groom for her. Is she ready? will she marry the man his family choose for her? A book with typical Indian family drama with the reality of what a girl goes through when it comes to Marriage.

The cover of the story is attractive making the reader curious about the story. The name of the book is interesting. The plot of the story is fascinat
Krutika Puranik
Dec 06, 2018 rated it liked it
Wake up, girl!

Thank you for the review copy @niharikatheauthor :)

Most of the Indian women have heard outrageous things ever since they were kids. 'Don't laugh out loud', 'Sit properly', 'Always be presentable', 'What will people say', and what not. We have all been there and this is why I personally found this book quite relatable.

Naina Bansal moves to Boston to get her degree because her parents forced her to. Being naive and living alone for the first time, she discovers the beauty of explo
Ibtesam Rahman
Mar 17, 2019 rated it liked it
Wake up, girl! By Niharika Jindal @niharikatheauthor 🌸219 pages
🌸 Chic Fiction About the story:
Naina belongs to an Orthodox marwari family. As soon as she returns from Boston, completing her majors in Economics, she is heckled by relatives to marry. Sje is forced tk meet suitable boys and somehow ends up landing herself a fiance overnight.

In Boston, she lived with a certain amount of freedom and did everything which would be considered downright immoral by her parents. Her parents are a typ
Jan 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
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Feb 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Book : Wake up, girl!
Author : Niharika Jindal
Page count : 219
Rating : 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

After completing her studies in Boston, Naina is back to Indore.
She lived a very independent life in Boston - friends, alcohol, boyfriend everything was fun.
The painful breakup taught her many things.
But things were completely opposite in Indore.
Coming from a very conservative family, Naina was forced to behave like a proper lady. Smiling all the time, having a perfect figure and get married.

She was forced to
Jan 02, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Full review on my blog:

Naina Bansal is just back in India after graduating in Economics from Boston University. While Naina is yet to figure out what to do next in life, her family already has two eligible suitors ready to meet her. While her family is all for an arranged marriage, with a guy they think is suitable for Naina, she had always been one who had trouble making decisions for herself. Thus starts Naina’s journey on self-discovery while navigating
Jan 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
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A very bold and refreshing take on marriage and life. We live in a society where still a girls opinion is considered secondary for marriage. Parents decide marriage. Naina is a free spirited girl who doesn't fit in typical slim beautiful girl; at least she feels so. She always succumbs to her parents wishes be it her post graduation major, where she wishes Psychology and her parents force her for Economics or her choice of guy to get married to.

Getting to study abroad and do a course he
Gautam Sasidharan
“You are the biggest pushover I know, Naina.” Ayaan tries to wake up Naina but she refuses to do so. She holds back her older self, hoping that things will be resolved in due course of time; blaming others for her misfortunes, hoping that somebody will pull her up. But it isn’t going to be so. Out of the blue she is made to face the prospect of marriage. And as she starts falling for it she hits tragedy. How does she cope up with the tragedy? Will she blame others again or “Wake up” and take her ...more
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