Hi all! Happy to announce my next book titled "Half Girlfriend". A short teaser here: http://t.co/HtmcMexMZP- Chetan Bhagat (@chetan_bhagat) August 5, 2014
Bhagat is nothing if not socal media savvy. He announced the crash on Twitter and Facebook while releasing a video teaser of his novel for those clamouring for a glimpse. Later in the day, he also gave readers a peek into the first chapter of Half Girlfriend.
So this is what we have learned from assiduously following the author's treasure-hunt-like clues: it is a book about a boy who wanted a relationship and a girl who didn't. So they reached a compromise where she would be his "half girlfriend."
Just wondering whether that would translate on your Relationship Status as: Half-taken?
There has been a barrage of tweets on the title and the story, some plain witty and hilarious and some downright unkind, which have supporters of Chetan Bhagat frothing at the mouth.
But that has also meant that the hashtag #HalfGirlfriend has been trending all day. And all publicity is good publicity, right?
ab puri nahi to bhaiya EMI par hi sahi. #halfgirlfriend- Mithun Mukherjee (@infernoespera) August 5, 2014
So if you marry a #HalfGirlfriend, she becomes your better quarter, right?- NumbYaar (@NumbYaar) August 5, 2014
Half Girlfriend ... Full boyfriend .. Quarter children ... Sequels to #HalfGirlfriend- Vadodara (@MyVadodara) August 5, 2014