How does one get into IIT, the Mecca of engineering?
Enroll yourself into the most prominent coaching institute in Kota, Rajasthan; slog for fifteen to sixteen hours a day like a robot; become alien to terms like 'merriment' , 'fun' & 'joy' and have textbooks as your only confidants.
Alas! We missed a few factors ranging from love at first sight to depression, from counter-strike to an overtly friendly damsel, from a re-introduced former classmate to teenage love.
Ordered Cheese, Delivered Chalk narrates the tale of a confused and bewildered, sixteen-year-old, Sameer Mittal, who lands in Kota, looking to crack the IIT-JEE, and the transition he makes into a clear-headed, fearless and unperturbed young adult, who couldn't care less about making it to the IIT, or any other prestigious engineering college for that matter.
Starting with the cover it's a bit amateur but since the story is about teenagers so we can all give it a pass. The description in the story is very well potrayed, the life of students in Kota is conveyed very well. You will actually feel the weather they survive, the mess food, the long insufferable classes & so on.
This story revolves around Sameer Mittal, a young lad who is excited as well as afraid that he's gonna live far away from his parents for the first time. The coaching classes gave him quite an idea what kind of hellish schedule he has to follow in the future & he was surviving it infact but then he saw a girl & he felt butterflies for the first time in his stomach & then the story starts to take a different turn. Study+Love+Friendship+Everything else can it result in success is the ultimate answer which gets revealed at the end.
The plot is very well written & is extremely realistic, it also shows that how parents force their children into the so called 'harsh' reality but forget that life is nothing if they can't even live it! This book can be read by everyone & deserves to be read.