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Sometimes, you do not write your story, it writes you. You don't choose your story, it chooses you. But would you believe it if someone told you, ‘This is Not Your Story’? Would you have the courage to rewrite it? Shaurya, a CA student. This is his story of following his dreams. Miraya, an interior designer. This is her story of believing in love. Anubhav, an aspiring entrepre Sometimes, you do not write your story, it writes you. You don't choose your story, it chooses you. But would you believe it if someone told you, ‘This is Not Your Story’? Would you have the courage to rewrite it? Shaurya, a CA student. This is his story of following his dreams. Miraya, an interior designer. This is her story of believing in love. Anubhav, an aspiring entrepreneur. This is his story of giving life another chance. After her record-breaking debut novel Everyone Has A Story, Savi Sharma tells a transforming tale of courage, hope and self-discovery.


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Sometimes, you do not write your story, it writes you. You don't choose your story, it chooses you. But would you believe it if someone told you, ‘This is Not Your Story’? Would you have the courage to rewrite it? Shaurya, a CA student. This is his story of following his dreams. Miraya, an interior designer. This is her story of believing in love. Anubhav, an aspiring entrepre Sometimes, you do not write your story, it writes you. You don't choose your story, it chooses you. But would you believe it if someone told you, ‘This is Not Your Story’? Would you have the courage to rewrite it? Shaurya, a CA student. This is his story of following his dreams. Miraya, an interior designer. This is her story of believing in love. Anubhav, an aspiring entrepreneur. This is his story of giving life another chance. After her record-breaking debut novel Everyone Has A Story, Savi Sharma tells a transforming tale of courage, hope and self-discovery.

30 review for This Is Not Your Story (Author Signed Limited Edition)

  1. 4 out of 5

    Pankaj Giri

    Savi Sharma is, without a doubt, the most popular writer in India right now. I have heard about her debut book ‘Everyone has a Story’ for a while (it is all over the place on social media), but when I checked out Goodreads—the most genuine book review site—some months ago, the unflattering reviews that I read caught me in a web of reluctance. And I have not had a great experience reading bestselling Indian commercial books in the past, so I kept myself from trying her first book out. However, re Savi Sharma is, without a doubt, the most popular writer in India right now. I have heard about her debut book ‘Everyone has a Story’ for a while (it is all over the place on social media), but when I checked out Goodreads—the most genuine book review site—some months ago, the unflattering reviews that I read caught me in a web of reluctance. And I have not had a great experience reading bestselling Indian commercial books in the past, so I kept myself from trying her first book out. However, recently, I saw that her second book had come out. A few days back, I thought of checking out the reviews of this book. I could not find even a single negative review. I was feeling bored that day, so somehow, I decided to give it a go. I must admit that my expectations were quite low before flipping the first page. I don’t know if the author will read my review, but I feel like mentioning that I met her at the Bangalore Times Lit Fest prelude last month. I even asked her a couple of questions. One of them was—how do you tackle negative reviews and whether you soak in points of improvement from them? She replied in the affirmative but said that she doesn’t pay heed to reviewers who purposely try to down the book. I have not read her first book, but I feel that the negative reviews did form a preconceived notion in my mind—that she was just another Indian commercial fiction author (and there are many) using bland language and delivering a cliched story. In her first book, the author had, presumably, not focused on the parents of a particular character. I think those reviews have had an effect on her because, in this book, parents of almost all the characters have a major role to play. The story begins with Shaurya unable to break himself from the chains of his hesitation and flee to Mumbai to achieve his dreams. The other characters are also introduced well. But the one thing that really pushed me down a ledge of astonishment was her language. As my eyes swept through each beautifully constructed sentence, the wall of my presumption broke brick by brick, and in no time, a flower of admiration sprung up from the ashes. Poetic sentences are littered throughout the narrative. I was amazed. I have read almost all popular commercial Indian authors, and apart from Preeti Shenoy to an extent, no-one has even come close to achieving this level. I read only literary fiction nowadays, and throughout the book, I never got the impression that I was not reading another literary fiction novel. The language is so good. The metaphors are brilliant and quite original, and the way she plays with words is magical. The story is also built up quite well, especially the parts dedicated to Shaurya, his girlfriend, and Miraya. Using Miraya’s notebook as a narrative tool is also a well-played card. Doing that, the author could directly tell Miraya’s emotions instead of having to show them if she was given another POV, thus saving a lot of words. However, the character of Anubhav isn’t given enough justice. Even when the tragic incident happens in his life, I could feel no emotion as neither I knew the character properly nor was his relationship with his parents lent the detailing it should have. Even after the disaster, almost no memories are shown; why he couldn’t resist alcohol, smoking, nothing is shown, just told in a few sentences. It is difficult to feel sorry for the character. I feel that about 50 pages should have been added to flesh out the character a bit more. The descriptions are written nicely, and they never felt excessive or insufficient. I liked the fact that no expletives have been used throughout the book. Hinglish and Shayaris (found in many other Indian commercial fiction books) have also been thankfully avoided. Sex is conspicuous by its absence, thus making this read safe even for early teenagers. However, one thing I didn’t like was that some of the dialogues were too preachy and artificial. And Anubhav’s dialogues directed at his girlfriend towards the end of the book were just too cheesy. And the particular phrase ‘I will write my story again’ was overused. Generally, people don’t talk like that. However, apart from these minor issues, the book is good. The only reason why it couldn’t become memorable for me was that it never made me cry. I could feel for the characters throughout; the emotions were portrayed skillfully, but I just couldn’t find those heartbreaking moments that tear your heart apart. The ending was predictable and a bit too sweet, everything falling into place. I know it’s an ideal culmination to an inspirational novel, but it still felt too good to be true. The intimate portion was again a bit unrealistic, especially considering that it takes place at a busy Indian railway station. But this is just the second book of the author. She has a long way to go, and with the array of exceptional writing tools in her repertoire, I don’t think it’s long before she writes a classic, especially if she keeps improving with each book and doesn’t mind increasing the length of the book to flesh out the characters more. Wishing her all the best for her subsequent books. 4 stars from my side.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Manpreet Kaur

    If you didn't like the author's first book... you may want to change your mind. I certainly did. This book is truly good with some great characters that have been given enough space and that connect with you. The plot is fairly simple yet it is not about where the story goes. It is more about the emotional struggles of the people in the story and what they do about it. Without beautiful scenic descriptions of the places from Jaipur city, you will certainly find some inspirational quotes and lessons If you didn't like the author's first book... you may want to change your mind. I certainly did. This book is truly good with some great characters that have been given enough space and that connect with you. The plot is fairly simple yet it is not about where the story goes. It is more about the emotional struggles of the people in the story and what they do about it. Without beautiful scenic descriptions of the places from Jaipur city, you will certainly find some inspirational quotes and lessons from this book. The struggle of this guy who cannot gather enough courage to chase his dreams... the fate of this guy who realizes his dream only to lose everything... the reluctance of this woman who had a dream come true only to get it shattered by the closest people in her life and this girl who is always hungry... this is not your story is a story that you would enjoy reading.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Simmi

    (Edit 13/09) I have so many issues with this book that I ended up restarting a blog I had from ages ago just to rant about this masterpiece. It's a separate post because it's hella long (around 18 pages on MSWord) https://caffeinatedmix.wordpress.com/... Each time the author uses the word 'story', a puppy dies.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Samir Manocha

    Indians who tend to write in English fall into 2 categories: the ones who owe their existence to a word processor, and then the rest who actually know how to write. Savi belongs to the former category, as does a lot of the other new breed Indians writing in English. Savi forgets that stories have characters and characters have to be multi dimensional, not flat like all her characters are in this sad apology of a book. Whatever message she was trying to get across, sadly is lost since neither of he Indians who tend to write in English fall into 2 categories: the ones who owe their existence to a word processor, and then the rest who actually know how to write. Savi belongs to the former category, as does a lot of the other new breed Indians writing in English. Savi forgets that stories have characters and characters have to be multi dimensional, not flat like all her characters are in this sad apology of a book. Whatever message she was trying to get across, sadly is lost since neither of her characters inspire any feelings in the minds of the reader, atleast not in me. The plot as hackneyed as ever is to follow your dreams, and with the material she has at her disposal this entire book becomes almost like a cartoon book since the reader can't feel the pain, anguish, joy, sadness, euphoria she thinks her character undergo.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Surabhi Sharma

    You were standing in middle of your path and if someone would say to you to rewrite your story, what would you do. You find it amusing and babyish, but Savi Sharma makes it possible by choosing her path of storytelling, leaving her professional degree in between. Her first book inspired many hearts and here she is with her second book, telling you to follow your heart and re-write your story, but, this time the hand that put pen to the paper is, yours. Shaurya dreams to become a filmmaker and wan You were standing in middle of your path and if someone would say to you to rewrite your story, what would you do. You find it amusing and babyish, but Savi Sharma makes it possible by choosing her path of storytelling, leaving her professional degree in between. Her first book inspired many hearts and here she is with her second book, telling you to follow your heart and re-write your story, but, this time the hand that put pen to the paper is, yours. Shaurya dreams to become a filmmaker and wants to pursue a course in Mumbai. He has a keen eye for his art and wants to live every moment with his passion for making films. Anubhav followed his dream to become an entrepreneur and he did become at a very young age but life played a cruel joke with him. Miraya’s dreams overpowered her relationship with the love of her life. Will they gather the courage to re-write their story or surrender themselves in the hands of fate? Would you for once listen to your heart? The author marvels in storytelling. This story is completely different with the one she had written in her previous/debut book. The story is inspiring and makes you think and re-think about your life and goals. One you set for your life and one others’ set for you. Which way do you want to go? A story of dreams and life. Simple, comprehensible and admirable work of art of writing. https://thereviewauthor.wordpress.com/

  6. 5 out of 5

    Aakanksha

    It is a story of determination, desire, and self-discovery. The main characters were Shaurya, who has dreamed of going to Mumbai to become a filmmaker. Miraya, an interior designer comes to Jaipur for a new start of her life. Anubhav, an ambitious entrepreneur and Kasturi, Shaurya's love interest and neighbor. Shaurya wants to go to Mumbai but due to family pressure, he persuades CA. Miraya had a broken marriage which she wants to forget and try to focus on her work. Anubhav faces a tragedy of lo It is a story of determination, desire, and self-discovery. The main characters were Shaurya, who has dreamed of going to Mumbai to become a filmmaker. Miraya, an interior designer comes to Jaipur for a new start of her life. Anubhav, an ambitious entrepreneur and Kasturi, Shaurya's love interest and neighbor. Shaurya wants to go to Mumbai but due to family pressure, he persuades CA. Miraya had a broken marriage which she wants to forget and try to focus on her work. Anubhav faces a tragedy of losing his parents and soon become alcoholic and disgrace for his company. Shaurya's unfulfilled dream ate his soul but he was unable to take stand for his dream while Kasturi helps Shaurya and Miraya and then three of them help Anubhav. They all have their problems except Kasturi and it was a bit confusing. They all share an emotional bond with each other. Each character tried to overcome his/her fear or insecurity. I like the part when Anubhav wants to end his life and these three musketeers help him to restart his life. The author tried to keep characters simple but they are immaturely developed. Sometimes characters overreact to silly things. Savi Sharma's debut 'Everyone has a story and now 'this is not your story', I really don't understand her obsession with the word Story. But the story is completely different with the one she had written in her debut book and his writing is definitely improving. Some unwanted things or phrases use again and again which is annoying like the way Miraya started drawing at any place and the storyline is kind of boring at few places. Overall it's a light-hearted story and if you like a simple fictitious love story with no surprise element than this is definitely your story to read otherwise it's a waste of time and money.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Sandeep Pawar

    I was researching before publishing my first novel and thus, bought this book to study the 'trend'. Maybe due to this critic attitude, I found this book nothing unusual. Besides, it surprised me on the trend and what people like. If you ask me what I read, I can stay the book has the word 'story' everywhere. It seems repetitive. In situations, dialogues thought processes and everywhere, unnecessarily 'story' has crusaded. 'It's my story.' 'I'll write my own story' and similar sentences with the w I was researching before publishing my first novel and thus, bought this book to study the 'trend'. Maybe due to this critic attitude, I found this book nothing unusual. Besides, it surprised me on the trend and what people like. If you ask me what I read, I can stay the book has the word 'story' everywhere. It seems repetitive. In situations, dialogues thought processes and everywhere, unnecessarily 'story' has crusaded. 'It's my story.' 'I'll write my own story' and similar sentences with the word 'story' you can find everywhere which doesn't make any sense. The characters are immaturely developed. One of them, Miraya, is always portrayed busy in drawing. She gets to any place, she starts drawing. The story is dragged without any reason. Same things happen periodically. You wonder- have I read this before? Is this situation repeated? Is this the same 'story'? The stress is only on the word 'story'. Now you decide whether to read this 'story'.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Praveen Alluri

    This is not your story is a story that is predictable. It is not one of your thrillers where you would be dying to know what happens next. But what it is, is a story that you may know how it will end but you still read and at the end feel good. The book is good if you are new in the literary world and have just started reading books but if you have already read many books or seen many bollywood films you will know that the book is predictable and kind of boring in a few places. I guess you canno This is not your story is a story that is predictable. It is not one of your thrillers where you would be dying to know what happens next. But what it is, is a story that you may know how it will end but you still read and at the end feel good. The book is good if you are new in the literary world and have just started reading books but if you have already read many books or seen many bollywood films you will know that the book is predictable and kind of boring in a few places. I guess you cannot stuff more into a small book but still the characters and their actions don't feel completely justified in many places. Overall it is decent book that can be read in few hours while travelling without investing too much on the characters.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Anjali Jain

    3.5 stars _________ As I mentioned earlier I wanted to give this book a try after the first one.The book was good.A pleasant read I would say.Loved the title and how the story revolves around 4 people (mainly 3) who rewrite their unfinished story.The books is definitely engagaing and the storyline is good too.It could have been less repetitive at certain places but overall it was fine.I enjoyed reading it.The book is definitely motivating to an extent but slightly overrated. Though I would say that 3.5 stars _________ As I mentioned earlier I wanted to give this book a try after the first one.The book was good.A pleasant read I would say.Loved the title and how the story revolves around 4 people (mainly 3) who rewrite their unfinished story.The books is definitely engagaing and the storyline is good too.It could have been less repetitive at certain places but overall it was fine.I enjoyed reading it.The book is definitely motivating to an extent but slightly overrated. Though I would say that going by how my rating and opinion improved after her first book I would definitely like to try her other book in future because her writing seems promising.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Sudarshana Moulick

    *THIS IS NOT YOUR STORY* O THIS IS NOT EVEN A STORY..!! After "Everyone Has A Story", Savi Sharma has come up with her second book named "This is not your story" which is again sold like hotcakes. The story centers around four youngsters namely Shaurya, Miraya, Anubhav and Kasturi whose dreams, desires, failures and bonding of love and friendship have been highlighted greatly. Shaurya dreams to become a filmmaker but is forced to persue Chartered Accountacy by his parents. Miraya is a talented inte *THIS IS NOT YOUR STORY* O THIS IS NOT EVEN A STORY..!! After "Everyone Has A Story", Savi Sharma has come up with her second book named "This is not your story" which is again sold like hotcakes. The story centers around four youngsters namely Shaurya, Miraya, Anubhav and Kasturi whose dreams, desires, failures and bonding of love and friendship have been highlighted greatly. Shaurya dreams to become a filmmaker but is forced to persue Chartered Accountacy by his parents. Miraya is a talented interior designer who has had a tragic incident in her life with marriage. Anubhav is a successful entrepreneur who has faced extreme tragedy and has no will to live any longer and Kasturi, Shaurya's love-interest and neighbour is an MBA aspirant who is a happy-go-girl with lot of positive vibes. The story takes a roller-coaster ride when these characters meet and tackle their problems to re-write their stories of life. The writing style of the author is simple yet decent. Quotes like "Sometimes you don't write your story, it writes you. You don't choose your story, it chooses you" is immensely appreciating. The story is divided into three parts- 'fours years ago', 'present day' and 'three years later' with three voices narrating the story- Shaurya, Miraya as 'Miraya's diary' and Anubhav. However these characters lack passion in themselves. The characters are not well justified by Savi. The protagonist, Shaurya has been a 'frustrated soul' and a 'coward' throughout the tale. It is only Kasturi who has been interesting to some extent with good vibes though she has not been given a lot of importance in the story by the author. The prologue is quite intriguing although the plot is highly boring, predictable with so many unrealistic incidents. Author, Savi Sharma has presented us with yet another 'filmy' tale just like her previous book which is far better than "This is not your story" which is actually not even a story. The climax is predictable as well as 'filmy'. Overall, this is a 'light read' book with a fast pace. "This is not your story" is overhyped and is not worth the money by any ways. There are many good books on inspiring romance drama but this is an absolute failure.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Kunal Singh

    no doubt savi mam is one of great author for me...each book of her is inspirational...and this one is really to inspire the those guys who afraid of giving a leap of faith to there dream...great one...A MUST READ...

  12. 4 out of 5

    Taanya Ahuja

    "Sometimes, you do not write your story, it writes you. You don’t choose your story, it chooses you. But would you believe it if someone told you, ‘This is Not Your Story’? Would you have the courage to rewrite it?" This is not your story is the second book from the bestselling author of Everyone Has A Story, Savi Sharma. The novel is an inspiring fiction tale released on 14th February 2017 and published by Westland ltd. The cover page is very simple and subtle in colours of brown and orange havi "Sometimes, you do not write your story, it writes you. You don’t choose your story, it chooses you. But would you believe it if someone told you, ‘This is Not Your Story’? Would you have the courage to rewrite it?" This is not your story is the second book from the bestselling author of Everyone Has A Story, Savi Sharma. The novel is an inspiring fiction tale released on 14th February 2017 and published by Westland ltd. The cover page is very simple and subtle in colours of brown and orange having a view of a couple standing at the railway station which is very much connectable to the story. This Is Not Your Story is a tale of Shaurya, a CA student who wants to achieve his dream of going to Mumbai and becoming a filmmaker. On the contrary is Anubhav, an aspiring entrepreneur who has blessings of his parents to achieve his dream and is working in Bangalore. Miraya, is Shaurya's next door neighbour's cousin, she is an interior designer and has a very dreadful past. The plot is very engaging and is slaying. Author has sketched the characters very well. One can easily relate with the happenings of the plot. The narration is very inspirational and is a ride filled with heartfelt emotions.Author has used her magic of words to narrate a relatable story. The prologue is very beautiful and author has made us feel that one can rewrite his story. As usual, like her first book she has used various quotes which are very inspiring.The pace of the book is fast. She has used the the first person point of view in each chapter which is very impressive. A very motivating and an enthralling read. Overall, this novel by Savi Sharma is a beautiful read. One can easily finish it in one sitting. I highly recommend this book to everyone because each one of us wants to be motivated.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Alan Jacob Mathew

    Here comes another Valentines day and here is the perfect gift. If you read the Everyone Has A story you can understand her love for writing which made her leave her dream of pursuing CA.It was titled the fastest selling debut book.Here comes another which is more better than her previous best. Obviously she has touched million with her previous one itself and here is she made the next big step in going towards the top. I am sure she will beat Chetan Bhagat and all those who have a large fan base( Here comes another Valentines day and here is the perfect gift. If you read the Everyone Has A story you can understand her love for writing which made her leave her dream of pursuing CA.It was titled the fastest selling debut book.Here comes another which is more better than her previous best. Obviously she has touched million with her previous one itself and here is she made the next big step in going towards the top. I am sure she will beat Chetan Bhagat and all those who have a large fan base(May be she has already bet them)with her small second step. The author brings together three characters - Anubhav Shaurya and Miraya – along with their not yet achieved dreams and broken hearts.This is their story gradually unfolding to a better future. I feel like it is her story that is reflecting in the character of Shaurya. Here Shaurya wants to be filmmaker which his father completely opposes. Anubhav is some guy who has a dream to achieve.Almost everything is in his support of achieving,Even his parents are in support of his dream and they are giving him blessings for his entrepreneur ideas and start a startup.But fate had other ideas when all his dreams are shattered by a tragic accident. Miraya wants to be an interior designer but her love life is bad experience.This is her story of believing in true love. The characters are perfectly sketched.She has a special magic in joining the dots in a simple way but with a deep backing. The narration is inspiring and honest(at least I felt so).One can experience a roller-coaster of emotions once you start to read.Let me tell you to read the whole book in one go or else you won't feel anything the way she describes and narrates.The plot and the characters are easy to.understand.Her narration is pace and grips the readers This book will actually glue you once you start to read. To be frank this was the best valentine gift of this year. BEST VALENTINES DAY GIFT. We expect more books from you Ma'am each one becoming better that the previous best. A motivating read for all those who love the writings of Indian authors.And here she proves to the world that not only you can pursue dream if you believe in it but you can always be motivation to others around you.

  14. 4 out of 5

    brown

    The popularity of Savi Sharma and word-of-mouth caused me to buy this book. I had hopes from this one, bigger hopes. But when I started it, I felt the storyline was too simple and predictable. I am not saying this is a bad book. But I am also not saying it's a good book. Its just average and I have mixed feelings regarding this one. Sure there are things in this book that are worth admiration I.e. it's writing. Its brilliant because writings like this in Indian literature is a rare case. The plot The popularity of Savi Sharma and word-of-mouth caused me to buy this book. I had hopes from this one, bigger hopes. But when I started it, I felt the storyline was too simple and predictable. I am not saying this is a bad book. But I am also not saying it's a good book. Its just average and I have mixed feelings regarding this one. Sure there are things in this book that are worth admiration I.e. it's writing. Its brilliant because writings like this in Indian literature is a rare case. The plot is surely not so compelling but the smoothness in writing will have you seated to read further when nothing is going on. I am sure everyone will be satisfied with the writing style because its not a Chetan Bhagat crap that needs you to endure. The characters are annoying most of the times except for Miraya. Though I felt she was aggressively irritating in the beginning, but you will be able to relate to her as her part advances. She is the only character I liked in this book and she inspires many times as well. I have got nothing to talk about Shaurya. He is just simply, cowardly, interest less character who is too afraid to persue his dreams. I hate reading his P.O.V. as much as the scenes of Kasturi. She feels like a deliberate attempt of author to fill the place of Shaurya's love interest. She comes with colours and happiness and keep on inspiring for no reason. Ugh. Anubhav's part is interesting but sometimes his storyline feels like R.J. of Aashiqui 2 who is in dire need of his Aarohi. But still, I liked his chapters. I wish this book was only based on Miraya's and Anubhav's life. No Shaurya or Kasturi to interrupt their motivation for each other. I would have rated it with 5 gilded stars if this book had no Shaurya (and no Kasturi). One more thing I like about this book is Savi represents strong female characters with strong storyline but again, they are too stereotypical. I feel absence of complexity in her characters. I hope she will modify her way of character development. All I can say in conclusion is it can be read once if you are free and would love to read collection of quotes with simple storyline of simple characters.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Lalita Erra

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. I really liked the first book of this author, so this was a must read for me. Savi Sharma has a style of writing which i think engrosses you into the book and also inspires you. If you were in the middle of a path and don't know which way to choose would have the courage to re write your story? That is what this book talks about, writing your own story. This a story about a boy, Shaurya who is pursuing CA but has a different dream of his own. It is a story of 4 people whose paths cross each other I really liked the first book of this author, so this was a must read for me. Savi Sharma has a style of writing which i think engrosses you into the book and also inspires you. If you were in the middle of a path and don't know which way to choose would have the courage to re write your story? That is what this book talks about, writing your own story. This a story about a boy, Shaurya who is pursuing CA but has a different dream of his own. It is a story of 4 people whose paths cross each other in Jaipur and how they help each other to get courage and achieve their dreams. I personally liked the character of Miraya, each time a page of her diary opens there is lot of courage and determination that can be seen in her. After going through a lot in her life she makes her career and dream her life to heal that pain. Anubhav, tells us how you can be lost and get back to the right path to achieve something in life when have the zeal to do it. Its a story which is predictable yet something to which most of us can relate. At some point of time in life we must have faced a situation where you had to make important decisions of the life and may be at times we were lost too. This book inspires you to write your story as you dream. Every one has a story and you are the one to write your own story. Its a nice inspiring story.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Saurabh

    Sometimes you are browsing through a bookstore and suddenly you pick up a book from the genre you never liked to enter before and fall in love with the characters and the way the story is woven - that was the feeling with which this book greeted me! I was never fond of Indian Authors (due to previous bad experiences) but I am grateful to my friend for lending me this book. I don't say it's the best story I have ever read but definitely, a story told in a simple yet effective manner. The way each Sometimes you are browsing through a bookstore and suddenly you pick up a book from the genre you never liked to enter before and fall in love with the characters and the way the story is woven - that was the feeling with which this book greeted me! I was never fond of Indian Authors (due to previous bad experiences) but I am grateful to my friend for lending me this book. I don't say it's the best story I have ever read but definitely, a story told in a simple yet effective manner. The way each character engulfs you in their story and eventually how their stories link to prove the apt title correct - This is not your story! Without giving out any spoilers I would like to praise the author for weaving such an inspiring tale. It is a colorful book and the ones who have ever struggled in life would have an instant connection with the characters. The story is arranged in such a way which will make the reader live life of each protagonist without losing grip over the plot. It's an inspiring tale and maybe I connected well with it because I share somewhat the same story as one of the protagonists. Chasing a dream against the will of my family while pursuing a career in CA for their sake. However, if you want to binge read or try out something light, maybe while traveling then this is the book! In all its a happy ending tale where every character does justice to their roles as assigned by the author. Somethings don't sync with reality but hey, it's an inspirational story and I assure you that Savi Sharma has successfully put forward her philosophy of giving life a second chance! After finishing the book I felt happy and personally decided to change my story as I don't want to tell the story I'm living currently. It describes life-changing experiences through a beautiful story and maybe you'll have one after reading it!

  17. 4 out of 5

    Nikhil Talwar

    ‘This is Not Your Story’? Would you have the courage to rewrite it?" There are three characters whose life story is told beautifully in this book. Shaurya, Miraya & Anubhav – around whom the whole novel revolves. Seriously the book is Very INSPIRATIONAL and i liked the book very much. Author Savi Sharma is very beautiful by mind and by her work. She writes so good that I can't explain it. You need to follow your dream if you want to achieve something of your own. This comes from this author. Th ‘This is Not Your Story’? Would you have the courage to rewrite it?" There are three characters whose life story is told beautifully in this book. Shaurya, Miraya & Anubhav – around whom the whole novel revolves. Seriously the book is Very INSPIRATIONAL and i liked the book very much. Author Savi Sharma is very beautiful by mind and by her work. She writes so good that I can't explain it. You need to follow your dream if you want to achieve something of your own. This comes from this author. The plot is fairly simple yet it is not about where the story goes. It is more about the emotional struggles of the people in the story and what they do about it. You were standing in middle of your path and if someone would say to you to rewrite your story, what would you do. You find it childish and kiddish, but Author Savi Sharma makes it possible by choosing her path of storytelling, leaving her professional degree in between. Her first book inspired many hearts. She has written her second book, telling you to follow your heart and re-write your own story. This story gives the strongest message throughout that leaves the reader thinking. Looking forward for another book by Savi Sharma. Kudos to the author!

  18. 5 out of 5

    Priya Sharma

    Savi Sharma has become one of the few Indian Authors whom I think actually have some substance in their books. How Shaurya, Miraya, Kasturi and Anubhav help each other in completing their stories is just awesome. Some of the best lines I found are: "A relationship may work on some soothing lies. But it lasts only on truths. Even if the truth is difficult, a healthy relationship would be able to take it, and only become stronger. Lies will only make shallow the essence of a relationship." "This man Savi Sharma has become one of the few Indian Authors whom I think actually have some substance in their books. How Shaurya, Miraya, Kasturi and Anubhav help each other in completing their stories is just awesome. Some of the best lines I found are: "A relationship may work on some soothing lies. But it lasts only on truths. Even if the truth is difficult, a healthy relationship would be able to take it, and only become stronger. Lies will only make shallow the essence of a relationship." "This man does not see me as a trophy, but a woman who deserves a man who respects and cares for her." "If you don’t give all of yourself to the life you want, heart, soul and mind, you won’t go anywhere at all." "Some stories are hidden deep within you, you just need to find them."

  19. 5 out of 5

    Ananyah Dhawan

    Nice book but it doesnt quite live up to the hype. The writing style was poetic and more organic as compared to other contemporary authors. The character of Anubhav, the entrepreneur, lacked substance and depth. Savi Ma'am couldnt justify his character properly. The rest of the characters were well crafted. The book contained a lot of inspirational quotes and was heavily embedded with the philosophies of life which made it slightly boring and preachy in some parts. On the whole, it was a nice re Nice book but it doesnt quite live up to the hype. The writing style was poetic and more organic as compared to other contemporary authors. The character of Anubhav, the entrepreneur, lacked substance and depth. Savi Ma'am couldnt justify his character properly. The rest of the characters were well crafted. The book contained a lot of inspirational quotes and was heavily embedded with the philosophies of life which made it slightly boring and preachy in some parts. On the whole, it was a nice read which was of good inspirational value! Keep up the good work!

  20. 5 out of 5

    Swagatam Nath

    A close enough picture of what our generation faces in life. We are creating our story, filling in the blank pages of our life day by day. Yet we sometimes leave it to others to decide what we write in those pages due to lack of confidence or fear of taking the leap. Characters are such that one can relate to easily. The writing is good but could've been better.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Dibakar Ghosh

    Wonderful Nicely portrayed the problems of today's generation. The characters have been portrayed in such a manner it will appear to the reader as the one he/she is undergoing through that phase.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Ganesh Balasubramanian

    Good narration over the story Dream, passion, love, family, depression, failure. It's covers all in one book good to read if you are struck with your dream to follow. Last climax of the book was soooo good and you feel the words with your heart looking forward for more...😍

  23. 5 out of 5

    SaketKr

    I heard a lot about it and so decided to go for it. It was a nice story, rather a nice try at it I would say. I felt the emotional parts were too exaggerated, sometimes at writing where it seemed the author just went on writing about the emotions (with limited vocabulary) as it didn't touch and didn't feel realistic and diverse and idk, and then sometimes about the characters the way they reacted, it looked like they were over-reacting to things. A light read.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Devansh

    Nice read A different style of writing. One of the novels by a Indian who devoates from the mainstream story telling. At times i found few parts

  25. 4 out of 5

    Akanksha

    Good book .The writing is emphatic as well as poignant. Savi Sharma laces her plot with deep, heart-felt emotions which moves the readers thoroughly. The narrative is enthralling, inspiring and absolutely honest. The plot and the characters are easy to comprehend. The pace of the book is fast and grips its readers into the depth of the story. Go for it, you will enjoy the reading :)

  26. 5 out of 5

    Varun Agarwal

    Simple and light mood novel A simple love story which i think i guessed after reading few pages. The feelings expressed by the author are even felt by the reader when you travel through the book. Overall the story was not that impressive as there was nothing new about the story but the feeling narrated by the author were good.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Deepak Imandi

    Much better than her previous book. This was a light-hearted read without surprises, plot twists nor adrenaline pumping ability and that's what accounts to the -2 stars to the perfect rating. Drastic improvement in the vocabulary compared to the first book, kudos!!

  28. 5 out of 5

    R.

    The story is exactly the way the covers of the book convey. There are three characters whose life story is told beautifully in this little book. Considering this is Savi Sharma's second book; it is marvellous. The book has a good pacing, it doesn't spiral or go on tangents at all staying true to its focus at all times. The detailing are just enough to add to the richness and illustration of the book. Although the book is over two hundred pages the chapters are divided in such a way that it is alm The story is exactly the way the covers of the book convey. There are three characters whose life story is told beautifully in this little book. Considering this is Savi Sharma's second book; it is marvellous. The book has a good pacing, it doesn't spiral or go on tangents at all staying true to its focus at all times. The detailing are just enough to add to the richness and illustration of the book. Although the book is over two hundred pages the chapters are divided in such a way that it is almost effortless to read. Short but vivid chapters are easier to finish and gives an immediate illusion of 'I have finished the chapter. Next one!'. There are forty-five chapters in total plus a short prologue and an epilogue. I am not a big fan of mainly character-focused texts/books but even I managed to finish it in one sitting and it did linger in my mind. The characters are vivid and relatable not particularly deep but very human and would especially be likable to the Indian young adult. Saurya, Anubhav and Miraya their tale is told with a gripping passion but in a way that kind of fell flat on one expect; that is - I can clearly see that they are imaginary people. Somehow the character lacks a certain distinction in the way that their thoughts were conveyed. I can see that their mind isn't separate but originating from the same person. Despite their dreams, aspirants and fears being different the way that they thought and conveyed their emotions were very much alike with very minor differences and superficial coating on their personas, it made them a bit too simplistic. Meaning I can see that someone else has written them down. A worthy point for improvement. Nevertheless, the writer's distinct style and thoughts are shown in the book with clarity. If you are into the 'slice of life' kinda genre with a side kick of 'the Indian Youth' then this book deserves to be a part of your book case. With the enthusiasm and optimism brimming out of its pages it will certainly succeed in filling its readers with a myriad of emotion, what kind of emotions would those be, however, is completely up to the reader.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Lavanya

    this is definitely one of the best books I have ever read!!I have read her previous book and both are awesome!!the story is always simple but it touches your heart for sure!! I could relate myself with anubhav!!hats off to savi for this wonderful read!!

  30. 4 out of 5

    Lalita

    Pleasant read.

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