The social network is the main platform of communication and relationship building among the youth today. It is so easy to exchange a message with your friend who is your next door neighbor through a Facebook status – in fact, it is easier than going over to her house. So, can romance over the medium of Facebook be far behind?
Love @ Facebook tells the story of a nineteen year old girl who falls in love with a handsome VJ through Facebook. Vatsala Rathore locates the Facebook page of the star, Ronit Oberoi. She starts posting comments on his Wall and soon gets his attention. He responds and soon a relationship develops. They start flirting with each other on Facebook and it turns into what seems to be a mutual obsession. Vatsala hopes one day they will meet and she can make him fall in love with her.
Meanwhile, Vatsala has an admirer closer to home. It is Ankit Rai, who is her best friend. He is in love with her, but does not explicitly tell her how he feels about her. He accepts her as she is and is happy to act as her confidante and close friend.
Vatsala's friends Ankit and Janavi know how she feels about Ronit. She keeps talking about him incessantly. She fondly cherishes the hope that one day their Facebook relationship could turn into a real romance.
Vatsala does realize that Ankit loves her, but she is far too infatuated with the glamorous Ronit. Ankit's love for her is taken for granted and generally ignored.
So, what eventually happens? Does Vatsala realize her dream of a romantic relationship with the gorgeous star? Or will she realize how much Ankit loves her and chose this down to earth relationship?
General Reception of the Book
The book is aimed at a young audience and it has been well received by its target audience. It has succeeded well enough to prompt a second effort on the author's part.
About the Author
Love @ Facebook is the first novel by the young writer, and it has succeeded in getting her a big following. The author's Facebook page and the novel's page both seem to be getting a lot of attention and a number of fans.
Other Books by Nikita Singh
After Love @ Facebook, Nikita has written another book, Accidentally in Love, and has another one planned in the pipeline.
Her Writing Style
Nikita Singh's style reflects the easy conversational tones of contemporary youth, in their teens and twenties. She uses her knowledge of how social networking sites are being used by people of her own age to great advantage in her book.
Twenty year old Nikita Singh got her first taste of literary success with her debut novel, Love @ Facebook, published in May, 2011. She was still in college, doing her undergraduate studies in Pharmacy when the book was published. A voracious reader, her interests include world history, painting, music and of course, Facebook.