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My Rating - 1 out of 5 stars
Publisher - Rupa Publication
Genre - Fiction
Publishing year - 2019
Language - English
ISBN - 978-93-5333-435-2
Pages - 200

My Review - 

First of all, to give a one-star rating to any book is difficult, but I can't help it. I have to. Give Your Heart a Break is my first read from Anuj Tiwari. The cover page is beautiful, and the plot revolves around a sibling's relationship. 

Plot - The recital starts with Arjun and Dimpy aunty in Dubai. She wants Arjun to write a story about her cousin, Addya. They reached Delhi to meet Addya, and she starts narrating her experience of mental and sexual violence in her marriage. 

Addya's brother, Agastya is short-tempered and unable to express his feelings. He did a few crazy things for her sister, which somehow jeopardizes his own relationship with Tarjani. The story revolves around all of them and how Addya gets out of her toxic marriage. The abrupt and senseless end definitely gives my heart a break. 

Characters - I didn't connect with any character at all. The names already seem difficult. Those who read Anuj Tiwari's book for the first time will never like Dimpy aunty's nature. Every character is weak and dull. The author didn't do any justice with any of them. None of them grow with time. 

Narration and Language - The description is abysmal. There is a lack of emotions. The writing does not grasp the reader's attention. The language is basic.

This book is sold by creating hype that it is the first book ever written on siblings relationship. Well, I don't know how much it is true, but what I know is that the sibling's relationship is far from lies. They fight with each other but love immensely. Others can feel that special bond; unfortunately, I can't find a single moment when I felt that Addya and Agastya share that alliance. The part of domestic violence was also not drafted well. Overall, this book is not recommendable. 

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