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It Started With A Friend Request is a story of true, solid love and steadfast friendship, interspersed with dry humour, and is based on actual people from the author’s life.

Summary Of The Book

The protagonist of the story, a conservative and young man named Akash, has a penchant for intelligent women. His world turns upside down when he visits a discotheque named Thrive with his best friend, Aditya, and meets Aleesha. Aleesha is new to the city of Mumbai, and is considered to be a spoiled brat owing to the pampered upbringing she has had.

Aleesha and Akash exchange Blackberry pins and slowly progress to chatting with each other on a daily basis. They soon begin to fall in love with each other. With help from their friends, the couple manages to meet each other often and they navigate through the hurdles and obstacles that every relationship harbours. However, things soon take a turn for the worse. It is up to Aditya to help his friends get their life and relationship back in order. But can he?

It Started With A Friend Request is more than just a love story. It explores the nuances of basic relationships and exemplifies true friendship, along with portraying base emotions like jealousy, hatred, insecurity and possessiveness, and interweaving a story of unrequited love alongside. This novel was published in 2013 and is based on a true story.

About Sudeep Nagarkar

Sudeep Nagarkar, born in 1988, is an Indian author, speaker and engineer.

Sudeep Nagarkar has also authored Few Things Left Unsaid and That’s The Way We Met.

Born in Mumbai, Nagarkar completed his schooling from St. John the Baptist High School. He went on to procure a Bachelor’s degree in Electronics Engineering from Datta Meghe College of Engineering and a Postgraduate diploma in Business Management from Welingkar Institute. His latest book, Sorry You're Not My Type, is scheduled to be released in 2014. His books have all been bestsellers, and have sold over one lakh copies, and have been translated into many languages. Nagarkar was the recipient of the Youth Achievers’ Award in 2013 as well.

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Authored By Sudeep Nagarkar
Book Details
Publisher Random House
Imprint Ebury Press
Publication Year 2013 June
ISBN-13 9788184004205
ISBN-10 8184004206
Language English
Binding Paperback
Number of Pages 224 Pages
Territorial Rights World
Dimensions
Width 5 inch
Height 8 inch
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Anushka jain
18 Jul 2013
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There was high expectations from celebrated author Sudeep Nagarkar and he lives up to expectations. A book of life, love n friendship

It started with a friend request leaves a big smile on your face after closing the book. All the while you think whats gonna happen next and this makes it a extraordinary read. I recently read Ravinder Singhs book but it sucked big time with all hype.

Sudeep Nagarkar's this book released with very big hype and I think this is the most hyped book of the year but I was really glad and happy that book lived to all the expectations. Indeed it takes every emotion to one level higher. Sudeep has written a masterpiece. This book will do wonders and no wonder it is already on bestsellers not only...
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It started with a friend request leaves a big smile on your face after closing the book. All the while you think whats gonna happen next and this makes it a extraordinary read. I recently read Ravinder Singhs book but it sucked big time with all hype.

Sudeep Nagarkar's this book released with very big hype and I think this is the most hyped book of the year but I was really glad and happy that book lived to all the expectations. Indeed it takes every emotion to one level higher. Sudeep has written a masterpiece. This book will do wonders and no wonder it is already on bestsellers not only...
It started with a friend request leaves a big smile on your face after closing the book. All the while you think whats gonna happen next and this makes it a extraordinary read. I recently read Ravinder Singhs book but it sucked big time with all hype.

Sudeep Nagarkar's this book released with very big hype and I think this is the most hyped book of the year but I was really glad and happy that book lived to all the expectations. Indeed it takes every emotion to one level higher. Sudeep has written a masterpiece. This book will do wonders and no wonder it is already on bestsellers not only in stores on first day but also on flipkart. Flipkart delivery is super quick. Love you flipkart.

My take on book why it becomes a must read

1. Very well written introduction of all the characters and how they land up meeting or seeing each other in the lounge is something never seen before in any novel.

2. The way Akash proposes Aleesha is what I always wanted in my life. Its not the usual way of saying I love you or some here and there incident. The propose is something which is very trendy and gives you goosebumps when it ends.

3. The incident where Akash enters girls hostel to meet Aleesha is again superbly written and gives you a thrilling experience.

4. Corporate atyachar is shown beautifully in it and the humorous speech by Deep is sexy.

5. The corporate environment with all the pressures and work load for a single girl is very well described.

6. After half book the story takes unbelievable turn and a death changes everything. Wow this makes it the best book of the year. This makes you realize how cruel this world is and how a true friend can actually save you from hell.

7. The book is not at all dragged and makes you wanting for more at the end. Worth money and a recommended read.

Thanks Sudeep and the one who published it and also a special thanks to flipkart for giving me author sign copy. It was a great experience to read this one.

9 of 9 users found this review helpful.
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Ayeshwaryaa parvathy
20 Jul 2013
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It started with a friend request!! Thats the way he started

Had really made me speechless!! the friendship the flows between aadi & akash , krithika & aleesha , krithika -akash-aadi was real example of friends who never expect anything in return for what they have given!! Awesome... (deep poor guy) Everything was mixed up well with full emotions!! Atleast by reading this we can change many minds and make them to take right decisions in life!! Akash was such a man who deserve everything in his life !! its not that akash had lost, its aleesha who lost her love of life by not understanding him and that was not the end ....but life has some twis... ()

Had really made me speechless!! the friendship the flows between aadi & akash , krithika & aleesha , krithika -akash-aadi was real example of friends who never expect anything in return for what they have given!! Awesome... (deep poor guy) Everything was mixed up well with full emotions!! Atleast by reading this we can change many minds and make them to take right decisions in life!! Akash was such a man who deserve everything in his life !! its not that akash had lost, its aleesha who lost her love of life by not understanding him and that was not the end ....but life has some twis...
Had really made me speechless!! the friendship the flows between aadi & akash , krithika & aleesha , krithika -akash-aadi was real example of friends who never expect anything in return for what they have given!! Awesome... (deep poor guy) Everything was mixed up well with full emotions!! Atleast by reading this we can change many minds and make them to take right decisions in life!! Akash was such a man who deserve everything in his life !! its not that akash had lost, its aleesha who lost her love of life by not understanding him and that was not the end ....but life has some twists and turns that make u realize how vital a relationship is and make us regret for deciding in haste!!! Aleesha made... !!! wanna know what happened between akash & aleesha? just get the book enjoy reading and find urself where u r!!! Aadi u r grt (y) thanks to Sudeep ( the author) and flipkart for getting me the book i wanted to read. Even though i received it late than i expected its worth waiting!! come on lets make life as heaven !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and finally i dint know that i could write a review !! i did it bcoz he did ;)!!

5 of 5 users found this review helpful.
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Sudeep Ghate
23 Oct 2013
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Please skip

my 1st biggest mistake was buying this book and the 2nd mistake was reading it.
I found this book boring and the story - an absolute no-brainer. The author seems to be heavily influenced by bollywood movies and some hindi romantic trashy serials. The story starts-off well and goes into a downward spiral within a couple of chapters.
The feeling between the characters seems to be lust rather than love. The lead girl character is very immature and the dialogues between the characters, including the messages feel filmy and surreal.
Even the twist at the end of the story can't help to its caus...
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my 1st biggest mistake was buying this book and the 2nd mistake was reading it.
I found this book boring and the story - an absolute no-brainer. The author seems to be heavily influenced by bollywood movies and some hindi romantic trashy serials. The story starts-off well and goes into a downward spiral within a couple of chapters.
The feeling between the characters seems to be lust rather than love. The lead girl character is very immature and the dialogues between the characters, including the messages feel filmy and surreal.
Even the twist at the end of the story can't help to its caus...
my 1st biggest mistake was buying this book and the 2nd mistake was reading it.
I found this book boring and the story - an absolute no-brainer. The author seems to be heavily influenced by bollywood movies and some hindi romantic trashy serials. The story starts-off well and goes into a downward spiral within a couple of chapters.
The feeling between the characters seems to be lust rather than love. The lead girl character is very immature and the dialogues between the characters, including the messages feel filmy and surreal.
Even the twist at the end of the story can't help to its cause. The girl magically changes course from BMM to BMS by end of the story.
The book is likeable to those who like reading no-brainers and are fan of Vampire Diaries or girls in their early teens.
My advice to fellow bookworms - please skip it..

4 of 4 users found this review helpful.
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06 Jan 2014
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What a trash!

I bought this book to make my flipkart order amount to be 500, so that I don't have to pay extra delivery charge. And also I read some good reviews about it. But after finishing the book, I felt sick and angry! What a waste of time, energy and money!!! It was better for me to pay the extra delivery charge than to buy this horror flick. And how come people even like this book?? I mean who the hell in their sane mind call their boyfriend/girlfriend "mickey/miney"!?!?! Or upload trash movie songs as their bbm status!!!!! Its so filmy and so over the top melodramatic. Don't buy this b... ()

I bought this book to make my flipkart order amount to be 500, so that I don't have to pay extra delivery charge. And also I read some good reviews about it. But after finishing the book, I felt sick and angry! What a waste of time, energy and money!!! It was better for me to pay the extra delivery charge than to buy this horror flick. And how come people even like this book?? I mean who the hell in their sane mind call their boyfriend/girlfriend "mickey/miney"!?!?! Or upload trash movie songs as their bbm status!!!!! Its so filmy and so over the top melodramatic. Don't buy this b...
I bought this book to make my flipkart order amount to be 500, so that I don't have to pay extra delivery charge. And also I read some good reviews about it. But after finishing the book, I felt sick and angry! What a waste of time, energy and money!!! It was better for me to pay the extra delivery charge than to buy this horror flick. And how come people even like this book?? I mean who the hell in their sane mind call their boyfriend/girlfriend "mickey/miney"!?!?! Or upload trash movie songs as their bbm status!!!!! Its so filmy and so over the top melodramatic. Don't buy this book please if you are quality book reader.

6 of 7 users found this review helpful.
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Nikhil
18 Jul 2013
Awesome experience. Sudeep Nagarkar gives 3 on 3 hits. A page turner book.

I recently read many books but this one stands of all. It takes you to mesmerizing ride of life which leaves you stunned midway and forces you to read more and more. A lovely experience and will suggest this book to all my friends. A must read for everyone. It has everything for everyone in it. A monsoon book for sure this year.

3 of 3 users found this review helpful.

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