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When Anita, a Scottish girl, is adopted by an Indian couple who have recently moved to Edinburgh, it seems that nothing can go wrong, not when her new home is so full of love. Her adopted family feel confident that Anita will be able to live a perfect Scottish life in an Indian household.

Yet even though Anita is able to experience the best of both worlds with her new
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Published November 14th 2019 by White Falcon Publishing
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Helly
Dec 29, 2019 rated it really liked it

"Adopting one child won’t change the world, but for that child, the world will change.”



Anita is a Scottish girl adopted by an Indian couple who have moved to Edinburgh, and Renuka Guru's novel follows the life of a bright young girl , a square peg in a round hole. Charting cultural differences in the course of genuine affection and quest for a sense of belonging, the novel captures a reader with its sweet and intimate writing style.



The first chapter itself captures the Indian tradition of
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SAI KRISHNA
Jan 23, 2020 rated it really liked it
Philosophical climax

The book is about a Scottish girl adopted by an Indian couple Gopalan and Ramaa who moved to Edinburgh, whose parents die in an accident. Due to her complexion and her looks, she was not accepted back in Indian by Gopalan's parents but the couple rears this child as her daughter and even tries to comprehend her the distinction of traditions and cultures between the two provinces. Gopalan's son Hari also protects this child (Anita) as his sister and adores her much.
Well, the
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John  Trident
Jan 25, 2020 rated it liked it
I've read few books recently & I found some keen similarities between them & this one. Books with such features are as follows: 'The girl who saw lions', 'tell her everything', 'a thousand splendid suns', 'the tree with a thousand apples', etc - all these books cherish either sadness or separation or painful realistic stories which tend to have tremendous lingering impact on our hearts. And this common similar theme is recurrent even in this context. There were times when people had to ...more
Ruchi Patel
Jan 19, 2020 rated it really liked it
It’s a different read that I have come across. I will briefly summarise the blurb. The concept is based on adoption. Anita is a Scottish girl who is adopted by an Indian couple who recently moved to Edinburgh. And story is based on her upbringing, effects of cultural differences, upbringing a child in a different cultural system, difficulties in handling teenagers, romance etc. I am deeply fascinated by this concept as I have deep interest in human psychology and child upbringing. I do like ...more
Hemant Budhwani (Jimmy)
Jan 27, 2020 rated it really liked it
The author has beautifully said in the book that, "Adopting one child won’t change the world, but for that child, the world will change.”
And truly, she has successfully portrayed this concept.

Anita is a Scottish girl who is adopted by an Indian couple in Edinburgh. As every family has their own standards and sets of rules for living, Anita initially faces some difficulties in settling in. Different culture, traditions, language, new environment being some of the problems she faced and how she
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Laibybaby
Jan 21, 2020 rated it really liked it
Title: ANITA: end of Beginning.
Author: Renuka Guru
Format: Kindle.

"If there's a cause worth fighting for it's this : Children belong this family."

It's a very Fascinating book about an adopted child who named was Anita.
She lived in Edinburgh an Scottish girl. But later Her Guardian's was Indian rituals adopting her and live along anita in Edinburgh. Her Hospitality is well nourish. The ethnic and drill is conflict her to be raised.

This book was a very good read. Highly endorse this book to anyone
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Anuradha Gupta
Dec 13, 2019 rated it liked it
As human adults, we all have had to come/will come to confront our existence at some point in our lives. For some, it happens as early as teenage and for some, not even when they touch their 50s! Such is life. But whenever this crisis of existence and identity engulfs a person, what comes out is a survivor, a diamond from the gallows of the mine. Anita: End of a Beginning by Renuka Guru is the story of a young Scottish girl, adopted by an Indian couple, trying to find her identity in a cultural ...more
Rutuja Ramteke
Jan 22, 2020 rated it really liked it
Anita: End Of A Beginning

Adoption is rare most of the times, people actually don't believe in giving all that love to someone else's child that they are determined to give their own. But there are some peoples who break the norms of the society, and the book is all about them.
When Anita, a Scottish girl, is adopted by an Indian couple who have recently moved to Edinburgh, it seems that nothing can go wrong, not when her new home is so full of love. Her adopted family feel confident that Anita
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Fadila Kurickal
Jan 15, 2020 rated it really liked it
Nice

Being a scottish girl, anita believed that her being adopted in an Indian family, will not be hard, and that she will be able to cope up with the cultural differences in ease. But, that's not true.
A loving Indian family, recently moved to Edinburgh, adopts Anita, a scottish girl. With all the love she Recieved, the truth of different cultures doesn't bother her. Until he real conflicts absed on culture arises. Anita grows up with her Indian family, that consists of Rama, Gopalan And Hari,
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Nidhi
Jan 21, 2020 rated it really liked it
Book Name- End Of A Beginning
Author- Renuka Guru
Review- Anita is a beautiful novel which holds the story that has a perfect blend of cultural differences, love, family and reality. Adopting a kid is a really challenging decision in itself as it requires a lot of patience for both the family adopting and from the child itself. The story line is based on a girl named Anita being adopted. She being a Scottish girl is adopted by an Indian family living in Edinburgh. This adoption was a bit more
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Tejal Dave
Jan 20, 2020 rated it really liked it
"Parenthood requires love, not DNA."

Adopting a child and giving that child the love,care, respect and acceptance is the praiseworthy gesture. Here is the story of Anita, a Scottish girl adopted by an Indian family settled in Edinburgh. Anita got unconditional love from her parents and brother with traditional upbringing. They faced few cultural difference and generation gap issues but their bond was intact. But then there happened one incident which made Anita's life miserable. Although her
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Rainu Arora
Jan 19, 2020 rated it really liked it
Adopting one child don't change the world, but for that child, the world will change.
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Title - Anita : End of a Beginning
Author - Renuka Guru
Publisher - White Falcon
Format - kindle
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Plot - The story revolves around a Scottish girl, Anita, adopted by an Indian couple who have recently moved to Edinburgh.
Will Anita be able to live a perfect Scottish life in an Indian household?
Grab the book which is an expression of author's own search into realities of life.
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Review -
1) The cover and the
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Shreya Ghosh
Jan 23, 2020 rated it really liked it
"Adopting one child won’t change the world, but for that child, the world will change.”
The first chapter itself captures the Indian tradition of worship and bhajans in a light uplifting mood, and with a character like Katie allows us to view it as an outsider to the culture, full of wonder. As human adults, we all have had to come/will come to confront our existence at some point in our lives. Growing up with Indian parents was not as difficult as one would think. Anita gelled well with her
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Karishma Pahuja
Jan 29, 2020 rated it really liked it
TITLE - Anita End of a Beginning
AUTHOR - Renuka Guru

Pure love, care and concern poured in adopted child is always a blessing from heaven.

Anita end of a beginning by is a story of a Scottish girl who was adopted by an Indian couple who moved to Edinburgh. Nothing went wrong because her house was full of love and her adopted family always felt confident that anita would be able to live a perfect scottish life in an Indian house. She was comfortable and able to experience the best of both worlds
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Mohit Goyal
Jan 26, 2020 rated it really liked it
Cover: 4/5
Title: 4/5
Blurb: 4/5
Presentation: 4/5
Plot: 5/5
Thought Process: 4.5/5

Final Rating: 4/5

The cover is really good, and plot revealing, once you read the blurb. It gives enough gist of the story to engage the reader.

The title “Anita” seems on the spot, as it's named after the protagonist. It’s simple.

The Blurb is thought provoking with the mention of the cultural differences, family and survival.

This is the story of a Scottish girl named Anita, who is adopted by an indian family in
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Harshita
Jan 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
BOOK REVIEW
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ANITA: End Of A Beginning by Renuka Guru
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MY REVIEW:
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The Cover of the book is interesting. The title is very simple but it indicates that something mysterious is there in the book. The book and it's cover is appropriate and goes well with the story. The book is very well crafted and the theme is intelligently thought of.
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The plot of the book is interesting. It is the story of Anita, a Scottish girl, is adopted by an Indian couple who have recently moved to Edinburgh, it seems
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Dashrath
Jan 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A heart touching story of a little girl

It is a story of a little girl Anita ,who is Scottish by birth and adopted by indian couple Gopalan and Ramaa . The couple adopted her after she lost her parents to an accident and was handed over to them for foster care. Anita was three months old when her parents died. She grew in the Indian family but Ramaa wanted Anita to hold on to her roots. She did this by taking her to church and also placing her biological parent's photo by her bedside .
All the
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Priya Agrawal
Jan 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Anita the lead character of the book is a Scottish child who was adopted by an Indian family living in Edenburg. The story brings out many points that is parenting, teenage, adoption and touches many more feelings. The girl Anita being a child of different origin was brought of in a very different origin and how her life works is amazingly explained ny touching small small points and explaining them very deeply. The Indian parents afrerwards decided to move back to India. Now the question arises ...more
Bharath K
Jan 19, 2020 rated it really liked it
When Anita, a Scottish girl, is adopted by an Indian couple Rama and Gopalan who have recently moved to Edinburgh, it seems that nothing can go wrong, not when her new home is so full of love. Her adopted family feel confident that Anita will be able to live a perfect Scottish life in an Indian household.

Yet even though Anita is able to experience the best of both worlds with her new family, being different isn’t always easy, As they grew up, Hari Shifted and Her parents decided to move back to
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Divya Malhotra
Jan 22, 2020 rated it really liked it
Anita: End of a Beginning
by Renuka Guru
Anita the protagonist who is a Scottish girl adopted by the Indian family and later move in Edinburgh .
Adoption is not that easy and nor is parenthood this novel portrays a beautiful relationship between children and family, the unconditional love and bond they share and how crucial one's love can be .
Being a Scottish girl however Anita is seen facing some difficulties in life to adjust with the Indian parents, every family has certain obstacles but will
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Simran Bhatia
Jan 27, 2020 rated it liked it
Anita: End of a Beginning

byRenuka Guru

Anita, an epitome of change has been adopted by the Indian family living in Edinburgh. She was under the influence of the love and the support she was being provided that she completely agreed to the thought that she would be able to live accordingly as per her Scottish culture. The Indian culture and traditions are portrayed in the narration with an exclusive detail which would grip the reader in the beginning'. The hunky dory time is snapped up as and when
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Crazybookbug
Jan 28, 2020 rated it liked it
'Anita:End of a beginning' When I picked up this I just couldn't assume that what the story might be, I was just attracted to the title and all it took me 2 minutes to put up all of my reads aside and pick up this one.

Story revolves around a little Scottish girl who was been adopted by an Indian family which was determined to fill the girl's life with so much love. Well was that a beginning of her new journey or end of the beginning? To know that you should read the book.


My Takeaways -
This
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Honey & Anjali
Jan 18, 2020 rated it liked it
Anita: End of a Beginning by Renuka Guru is the story that explore family dynamics whilst bridging the gap between two cultures that are different from one another and how they come closer when it comes to values, relationships, and love.
Anita, a Scottish girl is adopted by an Indian family and that's the basic concept that the book is based upon.

The book tries to blend two contrasting cultures to prove how people can overcome any sort of differences when they truly want to make it work which is
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Prarinthepustakaaley
Jan 22, 2020 rated it really liked it
I absolutely love any content about adoption. It is something I look up to and look forward to. I was super excited for this book and I was so impressed! The author has been successful at capturing the essence of adoption. "Adopting one child won’t change the world, but for that child, the world will change.” I love this quote so much. Whatever problems the adoptive parents thought they would have or the little girl Anita would have rang so true. Also a round of applause for the author for ...more
Shunya M
Jan 23, 2020 rated it really liked it
The book Anita is a spiritual introspective story which explains the changes in life through the story of a Scottish girl Ann. Ann lost her birth parents in an accident at an early age of 3 months. An Indian family in Edinburgh took up her in so the Krishna's became her foster family. With time her foster family adopts her and she becomes Anita. A loving mother, a protective father, a caring brother and a best friend Anita had everything. Her life was filled with happiness - only happiness, but ...more
Maitri
Jan 21, 2020 rated it really liked it
The end of a beginning is exactly what the title suggests it is. The content of the book is quite different from others because the adoption of a Scottish girl in an Indian family who wanted to gift her a new life has brought a totally different story in front of us. Family stories, emotions and ups downs of relations with this the difference between two societies and their thoughts, cultures and the way to express themselves everything has put forward an amazing story which should read by ...more
Yashika
Jan 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Anita:End Of A Beginning

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When Anita, a Scottish girl, is adopted by an Indian couple who have recently moved to Edinburgh, it seems that nothing can go wrong, not when her new home is so full of love. Her adopted family feel confident that Anita will be able to live a perfect Scottish life in an Indian household.

Yet even though Anita is able to experience the best of both worlds with her new family, being different isn’t always easy, and when she tries to fit in with those around her,
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Anusree Ks
Jan 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
An Indian family adopts Scottish girl and they shifted Edinburg.
She really blessed to have such parents and except the grandparents.
How she gets into the flow of Indian culture.
The mental pressure she was going through and try to cope up with problems and the author clearly portrayed the emotional turmoil she was going through and try to accept the difference.
I liked the way of description about different culture.
Very simple language
Well develped plot .
There is no unnessaray character and
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Kevin Mallik
Dec 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
It’s an amazing novel based on cross-cultural differences. The story is about Anita, a Scottish girl, who is later on adopted by an Indian family living in Edinburgh. The kind of conflict of interests based on grooming and cultural differences rise are well captured in the novel. The book has got many societal themes along with contemporary ones like redemption, romance, teenage madness, and so on. I liked the pace of the novel and never felt bored while reading it. Good language and narration ...more
Stuti Chowdhury
Jan 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Content of the book is quite different from others because adoption of a Scottish girl in an Indian family who wanted to gift her a new life has brought a totally different story infront of us. Family stories , emotions and ups downs of relations with thise the difference between two socities and their thoughts , cultures and the way to express themselves everything has put forward an amazing story which should read by everyone. As topic was carefully chosen like that book was well written with ...more
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