Someone Like You


  • Author: Nikita Singh , Durjoy Datta
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN-13: 9780143417699
  • Pages: 250
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Year of Pub / Reprint Year: 2013


About The Book

Someone Like You is a story about friendship, love, and betrayal, featuring the lives of five individuals as they face the trials and tribulations of growing up and heading off to college.

Niharika Singh is the protagonist of Someone Like You. She is a normal girl with whom many young women can identify with. Shy, having low self esteem, and lacking confidence, Niharika feels nonexistent and ugly, until the day her sister Simran gives her a makeover. This transforms Niharika, and helps her realize that she is a beautiful, young woman after all. She soon decides to attend college in a new city.
Niharika’s adventure truly begins when she befriends three boys, Karthik, Akshat, and Tanmay. Of the three, Tanmay becomes her best friend, Akshat remains out of bounds, because he is her sister’s ex-boyfriend, and Karthik remains a mystery, for whom Niharika has conflicted feelings. But later, Niharika discovers that his aggressiveness is simply a blanket to hide his past. She also goes on to make friends with Pia, who is also her roommate.
Things start to spice up when Tanmay develops an interest for Pia. Pia begins reciprocating the same, but she is also involved in a long distance relationship with another boy named Vishal. Niharika and Akshat also begin to question their feelings for each other, adding more spice to the saga.
Although readers are expecting unresolved love stories, the novel takes unexpected twists and turns, much to the readers’ surprise.
Someone Like You was published in 2013 by Penguin. It debuted at the number 5 spot in Hindustan Times.

About The Authors

Durjoy Datta is a best-selling author, who is also the co-founder of Grapevine India Publishers. He currently has eight books under his wing, four of which were bestsellers in the Hindustan Times Bestseller List. Some of these titles are Till The Last Breath, If It’s Not Forever, and Ohh Yes, I am Single. Datta uses a narrative style to depict several plots, which finally converge into a single plot at the end.
Durjoy Datta is a graduate of Delhi College of Engineering. He received his PGDBM from the Management Development Institute. He has received recognition for his contribution to media and literature. In 2009, Datta was elected as a young achiever by The Times of India, and in 2012, he received the Teacher’s Achievement Award. Datta has written many books with authors such as Orvana Ghai, Nikita Singh, and Maanvi Ahuja.

Nikita Singh is an established author and editor. She has authored four bestselling books. These titles are Accidentally In Love, If It’s Not Forever..It’s Not Love, Love @ Facebook, and The Promise. Singh is the current editor at Grapevine India. She frequently writes under the pseudonym Sidharth Oberoi, which she has used in writing the series The Backbenchers. Singh regularly speaks at TEDx conferences organized by various colleges from all over India. She also delivers speeches and interactive sessions held at various seminars and events.