What do you think about the title of the book?

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'Kalayla' is a beautiful name, and an apt title. Although the story is told through three characters, there's no denying that without Kalayla there wouldn't be a story at all. Especially the character development of Lena was hinged on Kalayla's attitude. I think the title is fitting for the book.
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Post by Nik_kulkarni »

I think most of the development any character had was Kalayla's. It was huge to go from a smartmouth rebel to a composed, understanding individual. Also, the events that happened affected her the most and it was innocently portrayed so the title actually makes sense. It somehow mirrors with the book's innocence.
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I think the title of the book is very appropriate and I can not find a better appropriate title. Kalayla is the core of the story and is the common side of all the characters in the novel
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When I first read the title, Kalayla, I thought the book was a children's book. Though it might appear somehow misleading, I liked how catchy it sounds.
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In my opinion, Kalayla was the appropriate title for the novel. Kalayla was my favorite character in the book. She was the one who brought together all the characters. Also, Kalayla is a unique and catchy name.
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Sushan wrote: 01 Sep 2020, 10:25
AnnOgochukwu wrote: 01 Sep 2020, 10:18
Sushan wrote: 01 Sep 2020, 10:13

"Family ties" is a good alternative, but it will cut down the uniqueness of the book which is given by the current title
Yeah, I agree with you. Besides, I doubt 'Family Ties' would encompass all the elements of this book.
You are correct. The book covers a lot of area which includes family matters as well as matters outside the family. So such a title will narrow down the actual scope of the book
Yeah that's right but Family Ties just doesn't ring the bell. I think Kalayla is more eye-catching and marketable. Besides, she is the one that brought Lena and Maurer. together due to how the old lady noticed her a lot and her wanting to talk to the mother. And how she always ran to Lena for cookies. Kalayla is perfect!
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Catie139 wrote: 01 Sep 2020, 09:16 Since Kalayla is really the one who tied all three women together, I think it is appropriate that it would be her name for a title.

I agree with this. I feel the title is appropriate because she was the connecting link between Lena and Maureen, and a lot of events revolved around her or were influenced by things she did.
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Post by Rizki Pradana »

Kalayla was the name of the character that makes the three women tied between each other. Furthermore, Kalayla was a beautiful name so it's appropriate.
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