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Bitter Sweets by Roopa Farooki
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Oct 25, 2008

really liked it
bookshelves: borrowed-from-public-library

** spoiler alert ** I really loved the book, I loved most of the characters and the way that they grew, but I despised the idea of one couple's relationship.


It grossed me out that one of Shona's sons was dating her sister, his aunt, even though her son was not from her own egg. I know that technically she is not his biological mother, but it was still disturbing that he continued his relationship after finding out that the woman he considers his mother isn't biologically his mother. If my mother turned out to not be my biological mother, but had used another woman's egg and birthed me, I would still consider her my mother, the same way I would consider my hypothetical adoptive parents my parents. Which means I wouldn't consider dating my uncle again, even if he was really cute, even if I hadn't known at first that he was my uncle.
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Kinga But that's the thing. Just as you consider someone your family because they have been there all your life and not because of biological connection you don't really feel that someone who you have just met is actually your family even if there is a biological link. And it that case there wasn't.

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