Never Say Never by Anjali Kerpalani | Book Review


This book is the story of Nikita Kumar’s life. She is twenty-five years old, doesn't have a job, does not have any real love in her life. And it doesn't look like she has any real prospects, personally or professionally. She lives in Mumbai, with her roommate and best friend, Aziza.

Nikita is in a relationship with Deepak who irritates her. Yet, she has agreed to marry him. She is in love with her best friend’s boyfriend Raghav who is an RJ. She is confused by her feelings, and is in a conflict about what she really wants from life.

Frustrated, she makes a resolution. She lists down a few things that she will never do, on the eve of her cousin's wedding. She decides she will never consent to marry for money, she will never stay in a loveless relationship, she will never entertain feelings for an unavailable man, never doubt her own abilities, never wear velvet, and never get drunk in public.

In life though, it is wise to Never Say Never. She learns this soon enough as most of her resolutions dissolve into thin air as real life takes over. Now Nikita has to get down to the business of sorting her life out and resolving her relationships. Nikita Kumar is an engaging protagonist, with her confusion and conflicting emotions.


Anjali Kerpalani



Release date:

January 1st 2013

No. of Pages:

Paperback, 208 Pages

This book was on my TBR for a while and after my last read, I wanted something light and funny and I came across this book. I thought that overall story was really cute. The plot is kind of predictable but fun and entertaining and interesting surprises along the way. Just the kind of romantic comedy I like to read. It was a very light read, and even though it followed the basic outline alotted for this kind of story, I wasn't bored by it at all. The style of writing is great. The switch up of the POV's added just a little pop of character that kept me interested. The book is also filled with great supporting characters that really add to the story.

By the end, I wished there was more to read which is always a good sign. You could tell what was going to happen as the story unfolded, but this isn't a murder mystery novel. Overall, a great easy read.


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