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I Wish We Weren’t Related Reader’s Guide

By Radhika Sanghani

I Wish We Weren't Related by Radhika Sanghani


Reader’s Guide
I Wish We Weren’t Related
by Radhika Sanghani 
Discussion Questions:

1. Reeva is anxious about her relationship with Nick throughout most of the book. Do you think those are just her insecurities coming out, or is Nick at fault too? Is her decision to “demote” him from UCB to lcb a good one?

2. Saraswati is not a stereotypical mother. What do you think of her parenting style and the different ways her three daughters handle their relationships with her?

3. Satya Auntie gives Reeva so much of what she’s clearly looking for—in terms of being an unconditionally loving figure, but also with her wise words. Are there any messages of hers that really resonate with you?

4. One of Reeva’s big journeys is learning to speak her truth—but also learning when to speak her truth. How important do you think it is to be fully honest with people?

5. Reeva, Jaya, and Sita are all so different. Which sister do you most relate to—if any?

6. Even though this is a book about sisterhood and family, Reeva’s friendship with Lakshmi is one of the most important relationships in her life. Do you think friendships can be just as important as family?

7. Reeva’s alopecia inspires her to go on a healing journey whereupon she uncovers childhood trauma. What do you think of the way her healing is depicted in the book? How much does she change?

8. Reeva and her sisters are British Indian, but don’t know a lot about their culture. What did you think of the way British Indian traditions and cultures are described in the book? Did you learn anything you didn’t know previously?

9. What do you think of Saraswati and Hemant’s decision to let their daughters believe he was dead? Did you understand it at all?
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