My Brother’s Wedding: Book Review

Hello 🙂

What do you do when you come across a book with a very fancy cover and that talk about a girl who anonymously starts a blog to talk about a wedding in her family and some other interesting events…if you are like me….well you pick it right of that book shelf of the book store and start reading it the moment you reach home. Now that I have finally finished reading  this book I was just talking about, My brother’s Wedding by Andaleeb Wajid, I am ready to share my views with you 🙂

The book talks about about Saba, a 19 year old girl who runs a secret blog to rant about all the drama surrounding her brother’s wedding. Things take a turn and the limelight shifts from the wedding to her own life.
The book obviously caught my attention due to the blogging angle and then there was a big fat Indian wedding in the story, so basically everything pointed out that it will be a good read however I was left a little disappointed.
I love the story, its different than the usual run-of-the mill plots you find these days and the author’s writing style is simple and humorous and totally keeps you interested in the book. She has done a brilliant job with the characters. You understand every character in detail and can completely connect to them.  Also she definitely deserves appreciation for the way she takes you into the details of the life and traditions of a typical Muslim household.
However I do feel that the story could have been presented a little better. The constant back and forth between real life and the blog posts becomes really tiring, repetitive and confusing after a while. I think she should have struck to the blog post style , considering that’s what the book is all about.
I liked the book but then it took me a little bit of an effort to read it because of the way it was presented. I would give it a 7/10 because of all  the repetition.
Have you read any of Andaleeb Wajid’s novels?
Do you like her books?
Share your views with me by commenting below 🙂
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