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This Is Not Your Story

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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
Paperback, 226 pages
Published February 14th 2017 by Westland
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(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)

Each time the author uses the word 'story', a puppy dies.
Pankaj Giri
Mar 14, 2017 rated it really liked it
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 ...more
Samir Manocha
Jul 30, 2017 rated it did not like it
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
Dec 14, 2017 rated it did not like it
Shelves: fiction
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
Manpreet Kaur
Mar 13, 2017 rated it really liked it
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
Sudarshana Moulick
Aug 05, 2018 rated it did not like it


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
Surabhi Sharma
Mar 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 5-star
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
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
Praveen Alluri
Apr 27, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: fiction
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 ...more
Anjali Jain
May 23, 2017 rated it really liked it
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
Shiva Kumar
Nov 08, 2017 rated it it was ok
If you have read good literature, this would feel like written by a kid.
Predictable and unrealistic at the same time.
Jan 18, 2018 rated it it was ok
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
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.
Aug 01, 2020 rated it liked it
"Sometimes you don't write your story , it writes you."

The book is takes place over seven years and is divided into three parts - ' four years ago ' ,' present day ' and ' three years ago '. The dreams , failures , desires and bonding of love and friendship of four characters - Shaurya , Kasturi , Miraya and Anubhav are explored and have been highlighted greatly. The story evolves around how they meet and how they strive to re write their stories. The writing style is simple and decent but to b
Taanya Ahuja
Feb 17, 2017 rated it really liked it
"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
Alan Jacob Mathew
Feb 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
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(
Lalita Erra
May 16, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fiction
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The Ash And Deep
Sep 02, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: owned-books
Starting was perfect. Ending was perfect. Characters were perfect. I wanted to be friend with them. It's a perfect book. And somewhere it's connected with my life, too. I was a C.A. student but I realized that I want to be an author. I dropped C.A. but the best thing is that my mom is so supportive. She encouraged me to go with 'My Writing'. So I did. But it all started when I read this book. Otherwise, I was so scared to follow my dream of becoming a writer. And it even harder to drop my C.A. c ...more
Aug 01, 2017 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: a small journey
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.
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...😍
Dibakar Ghosh
Jan 06, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

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.
Neha Sharma
Mar 23, 2019 rated it it was ok
There is a cost of every story in your life.
A cost for making your story better.
A cost for not making your story better.
And it's you who will have to pay for it.
So decide carefully, what you want.
Which story you want to tell.'
Anas I S
Oct 01, 2019 rated it liked it
it is a more motivational book than a story.
Jun 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
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 ...more
Nikhil Talwar
Apr 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: indian-fiction
‘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 pl
Priya Sharma
Aug 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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
Ananyah Dhawan
Apr 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
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 ...more
Shravan Shastry
Sep 08, 2020 rated it it was ok
A well written and thought provoking story in which life is not just the changing of seasons but also filled with different trains which seem to be opportunities. We miss some just under the pressure from the society, but all it takes is acceptance from that one person that we care about. On the other hand, sometimes we manage to catch correct train at the right time and somehow end up achieving our goals. Staying on that path may as well destroy us. Giving life a second chance is what it takes ...more
Jul 01, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Jul 13, 2017 rated it really liked it
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 :)
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