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My Best Friend’s Son’s Wedding – by Zarreen Khan

Publisher: HarperCollins India
Pages: 276
Price: Rs. 299 INR(Paperback), Rs. 180 INR(Kindle Edition)
ISBN: 978–9353578152
Buy here: https://amzn.to/35aF4xX

My take on the book:

Minty Sood has suddenly become the popular page3 socialite in Delhi’s party circles after intentionally staying low-profile for almost two decades. Thanks to Miss Muffet, an unknown person who fed gossip about Minty to a popular Delhi tabloid, the private life of the shy widow of Hotel tycoon Sunny Sood, is out in the public.

Ashra, Minty’s good friend, breaks news of her decision to finally tie the knot with her longtime boyfriend in two months’ time. But Minty has more breaking news up her sleeve — one, her only son Parth has proposed to his college sweetheart Pooja and wants to get married immediately and two, Minty’s business partner Puneet Bhalla who co-runs a shelter home, proposed to her.

Minty who had been a single parent and led a lonely life all through her younger days is more than happy to get married again but is skeptical about the timing. She does not want her son’s in-laws to mistake her character for wanting to get married at this age. As Minty is torn between her newfound love and her responsibility towards her son, her best friend Kittu jumps in to guide her on this roller coaster ride that awaited her.

The story is a complete laugh riot as Kittu narrates her best friend Minty’s story adding her own perspective and masala with hilarious one-liners. Along with the humor, what impresses the reader is the close knit family, despite the story being set against rich business families. Even Minty’s young son Parth comes across as mature and sensible unlike the young characters depicted today. The twists that are thrown every few pages keep the reader guessing, especially the identity of Miss Muffet which stays a secret.

The story has a good pace laced with an impressive writing style, which makes the book unputdownable. The story also explores a lot of clichés in a subtle way that we as a society have been normalizing over the years. I have read other works of Zarreen, the author and this is her best so far, as a good storyline mixed with decent humor makes this one a very pleasant read. Pick this one for a fun, entertaining read.

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