The story of this novel is set in locations such as rural Bihar, New Delhi, Patna, and New York. This is the story of a boy from Bihar who is on a quest to win over the girl he loves. In this book, Chetan Bhagat dives into the sentiments experienced by a backward rural boy who enrols himself at the prestigious English-medium St. Stephen’s College, New Delhi. He then falls in love with a classy English-speaking rich girl from Delhi. He has a major linguistic set back as he doesn't speak English well. The girl does not give in to his attempts but instead agrees to be his "half girlfriend”.