THIS IS NOT YOUR STORY by SAVI SHARMA
Before I start, let me confess that as soon as I completed this book, I could not wait to spread the beautiful message this little piece of treasure holds for you! So, here I am, writing and sharing what I collected during this treasure trove.
We all have dreams; dreams that are sometimes, totally different from what life we are living today, dreams that have the power to change our course of life in a snap of our finger, but only if we have courage to listen to them. We all witness the pain when God strokes the canvas of our life with different shades of failure; failure of love or failure of career but we can make a beautiful painting out of it only if we have courage to start again.
This is the story of Shaurya, a CA student who dreams of becoming a filmmaker. He has courage to go to railway station but not enough to board a train which will take him closer to his dreams. Even the thought of leaving his parents and their dream to pursue his, flinches him. So, he has accepted to live his parents' dream.
This is the story of Miraya, an interior designer, who lost faith in love. Her heart was ripped off once and it still has scars. Now, she is scared of the word- love. She has accepted her sombre life and has almost promised herself to not to fall in love again.
This is the story of Anubhav, who gave up living even after achieving his dreams. One tragic incident and everything just fell apart in his life which was once perfect. He is on his way down, like a stone falling from a high mountain. He has accepted failure, not as a teacher but, as a curse.
All of them are just wading through their life; a life they don't deserve. But, what happens when they confront the bitter truth? What happens when they realise that their stories need to be rewritten? What happens when their lives are weaved together? They have a life-changing advice for each other, but will they have the nerve to change their own? The answers will unfold as you read the book.
Savi Sharma has managed to move me with her tale of love and courage. The characters and events are all properly designed and illustrated. The pace seems to slow down a bit towards the end and I felt the story fell flat there because there was a repetition of emotions. But, over all if you need a dose of inspiration, just grab this book and dig in.
Quotes from the book that touched my heart:
"It takes tremendous bravery to even decide to live"
"Some stories are hidden deep within you. You just need to find them."
"But, don't give me a forever, give me an always."