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Hot Chocolate is Thicker than Blood

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'I was adopted, just as I had suspected for years.'

Anu's life sucks. Her curly, unruly hair reminds everyone of a famous godman, Parvati Didi's agarbattis make her gag, she has to dissect cockroaches in school, none of her crushes reciprocate her feelings and she's always, always in detention. But through all these, her lovely, funny family has always been there for her.

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Paperback, 224 pages
Published July 2016 by Duckbill Books
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Samridhi Bakshi
May 20, 2017 rated it really liked it
'Hot chocolate is thicker than blood ' is a fantastic book by Rupa Gulab. Her book shows the relationship between the two sisters Anuradha and Diya. Everything was going on good between them when suddenly Anu is told by an aunt of hers that Diya was not Anu's real sister. When the truth dawns upon Diya she is completely heartbroken and her world is shattered. Due to this Diya's attitude changes and suddenly she starts fighting with everyone and creating tantrums which creates a rift between Anu ...more
Tanu
Aug 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Read this a few days back. Absolutely delicious! Hot chocolate is thicker than blood by Rupa Gulab is a must read for middle readers and up. Anu has a lot to deal with- super curly hair, daily detention, dissection of roaches that she doesn't want to perform and more. Her elder sister is everything that she isn't. Both girls are immensely attached to each other. The family however ends up torn apart when Anu finds out that one of them is adopted.

Rupa has perfectly captured the confusion of a
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Gauri
Dec 23, 2016 rated it really liked it
Gauri (9th-B Mind Tree School, Ambala)
Hot chocolate is thicker than blood by Rupa Gulab is a must read book for middle readers and up. This book is a wide open category book. The major concern on which this book focuses is an Indian teenager's perspective and the relationship between the two sisters bonded together by mugs of hot chocolate liked by both of them. The foremost thing i appreciate about is that the book touches on human relationships, but it doesn't encourage you to weep.
Anu has a
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Prachi Utreja
Feb 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
Prachi Utreja (7b)Mind Tree School Hot Chocolate is Thicker than Blood is a must read book for teens. It showcases the true bond of sisters even though one of them was adopted. The reliving of life with this cup of hot chocolate made them forget all their sorrows and they could just remember their happy moments . In pronchue to these lovely moments the sisters after so many misunderstandings were united again. Thus what matters is BOND not relationships or DNA.
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May 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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Ishita Gupta
May 20, 2017 rated it really liked it
Ishita Gupta(10th) Mind Tree School
HOT CHOCOLATE IS THICKER THAN BLOOD is a touching story about the never ending relationship of two sisters. Although the two were not bonded by blood relations but had an inseparable bond between themselves.They sisters are joined heart to heart. Rupa Gulab has beautifully included giggles,secrets,sometimes tears and a lot of things sisters share in her novel.It captured all the the interest of mine.
Ananya Goel
Feb 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
An amusing and entertaining story by Rupa Gulab, is a must-read for for teenagers. Basically, the plot of the book is based on a teen's life. I loved reading this book as being myself a teen, I can relate to the incidents and be more fascinated and intrigued by the book. I must say, a teenager would undeniably be absorbed in the book as soon he/she starts reading it.
By: Ananya Goel, 8-C, Mind Tree School
Khushi Chhabra
Feb 20, 2017 rated it really liked it
The book 'Hot Chocolate is Thicker Than Blood' by Rupa Gulab is the perfect book any teenager (specially girls) would like to read. One could very well relate to the incidents in this book. The book is based on the strong bond of the two sisters, Anuradha and Diya, out of whom one is adopted. They face several difficulties but maintain their love for one another and drink hot chocolate together whenever either one of them feels miserable. This book is indeed the perfect choice for any young ...more
Manisha Sahni
Feb 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
Yoshita(7-B)Mind Tree School, this book Hot Chocolate is thicker than blood is a fantastic book for teenagers. It highlights the problems faced by two sisters, of which on is adopted. Still they share an eternal bond with memories of special moments of hot chocolate. It also deals with their complex relationship after the truth is known but still the hot chocolate binds them and continues their amiable bond.
Aahna Jain
Feb 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
Hot Chocolate is thicker than Blood is a marvellous book.It beautifully explores the problems faced by Indian teenagers.It gives a deep message to all the readers that it is just not blood that binds sisters together.The bond of sisters is eternal and can't be shattered just because some outsider tells them they are not real sisters.The plot was not outstanding,but the depth with which the author looks into the relationship of the two sisters makes the book worth reading.Rupa Gulab puts up such ...more
Harsimrat Antal
Apr 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Hot Chocolate is Thicker than Blood' by Rupa Gulab is a fantabulous book that showcases the bond between two sisters, Anu and Diya; who are not sisters by blood but sisters by heart. The book comes up with daily life incidents so we can easily relate to it and the way both the sisters deal with the problems that they face and the challenges that arise. The plot and the characters are such that they fancy me a lot. The book has been written from the perspective of a girl in her early teens who ...more
Anoushka  Ghosh
Aug 27, 2016 rated it really liked it
First of all this book hardly took me any time to read, I was THAT hooked.
For me I took the book from an exhibition to try to see how Indian authors capture the idea of teens and their families. And I was really impressed
My likes:
The book is awesome.
1. I liked the fact that this was a girl who didn't usually get asked out, and
is dating a not necessarily attractive guy.
BTW, she describes kissing as "too spitty". Which I liked a lot because usually an author would describe a kiss with fireworks
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jaspreet   Kaur
Jan 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
this book was very different than any other book I've ever read . the book deals with the story of two sisters Anuradha and Diya . Diya in her twenties gets to know that she is adopted . the things go off the track when Diya is completely transformed into an arrogant and unknown girl. quarrels in the house ,Diya' s changed attitude but at last everything sorts out.this novel taught me that relationships are a boat everyone has to row together in one rhythm.great novel . enjoyed a lot reading it ...more
Arshiya Bansal
May 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Arshiya Bansal (10 B ) Mind Tree School
Hot chocolate is a beautiful book by Rupa Gulab. This book beautiful explains teenagers state of mind after knowing about their adoption. This book also explains about the relationship between two sisters those who are totally opposite in nature but are combined with Hot Chocolate.
They both started fighting when Diya came to know that she was adopted, her life got spoiled and she started behaving weird but at end she became normal after counciling and the
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Bhavika Jain
Jan 20, 2017 rated it really liked it
Bhavika Jain(9th)Mind Tree School
HOT CHOCOLATE IS THICKER THAN BLOOD is seriously a delicious book. Anus family was always with her through all the ups and downs. But, a secret was large enough to spoil their happy going family. The tables turned when Anu found out that her sister was not her sister. That is what tears her family apart.
The book encourages the relationship between two sisters who were bonded by a cup of hot chocolate. A must taste book after all!!
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Srividhya Gopalakrishnan
Aug 10, 2016 rated it really liked it
Hot Chocolate is Thicker than Blood (love the title) by Rupa Gulab is the new book for the Pre-teens and teens from Duckbill books. Its the coming to age story of a teenage girl named Anu. This is great book for teens and also adults. A fun read with gyaan. Read more @ http://www.indianmomsconnect.com/2016... ...more
Shrutti
Sep 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing
very well written. A sensitive topic so well put. Fast and easy read.
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Madhu Bala
Apr 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Hot chocolate is thicker than blood is a fantastic book for all the teenagers . The book deals with the love between two sisters; leading a happy life, but when a shocking revelation is made their happy life turns upside down. The book also deals with teenager thoughts and ideas which makes the novel a super hit and adds to the flavours of the novel.
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Rupa Gulab is a columnist and the author of Girl Alone, Chip of the Old Blockhead, and The Great Depression of the 40s.

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