Today I have a review for From Twinkle, With Love by Sandhya Menon!
This novel is one that I was very, very excited to read! When Dimple Met Rishi was a novel that I thoroughly enjoyed reading when it first came out, so when I had the opportunity to read this novel, I jumped on it!
I’d like to thank Simon & Schuster for sending me this novel, but it does not effect my opinion about the novel one bit.
Alright, let’s jump into the review!!
Goodreads Rating: 3.99/5
Pages: 336 Pages
Published: May 22nd, 2018
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Genre: Contemporary and YA
Aspiring filmmaker and wallflower Twinkle Mehra has stories she wants to tell and universes she wants to explore, if only the world would listen. So when fellow film geek Sahil Roy approaches her to direct a movie for the upcoming Summer Festival, Twinkle is all over it. The chance to publicly showcase her voice as a director? Dream come true. The fact that it gets her closer to her longtime crush, Neil Roy—a.k.a. Sahil’s twin brother? Dream come true x 2.
When mystery man “N” begins emailing her, Twinkle is sure it’s Neil, finally ready to begin their happily-ever-after. The only slightly inconvenient problem is that, in the course of movie-making, she’s fallen madly in love with the irresistibly adorkable Sahil.
Twinkle soon realizes that resistance is futile: The romance she’s got is not the one she’s scripted. But will it be enough?
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This novel was such a fun and easy read for me, like most contemporaries.
Being someone who is constantly reading a lot of fantasy and intense novels, this novel was such a welcome change and was the beginning of my long streak of cute, summer contemporaries.
I am Indian, so I always feel a huge connection with any protagonist that is also Indian. This is a huge reason I respect and appreciate Sandhya Menon so much, I wish I could have had these books when I was younger and more influenced by the race of the protagonists in novels that I read. It’s hard to imagine yourself in a novel when you know that the main character is a different race than you and you cannot relate to their culture or family.
As for the characters in this novel, I found myself loving Sahil. He was the perfect amount of geeky and charming and I really loved the way that Sandhya wrote him. It was a delight to see how committed he was to being just an all around good guy, and it was nice that it wasn’t something that you would fault him for. I feel like in the YA genre, we tend to lean more towards the bad boys turned good, as opposed to the guys that have always been good, so I’m happy that we get to see that in this novel.
Twinkle was a character that I didn’t love the entire time, but I understood that it was part of the point of the novel. She is a character that is used to not being the center of attention and when she finally gets that chance she doesn’t handle it in the best way. I think anyone who is in the situation that Twinkle was in would react the same way, and it’s good to see that the way things played out were somewhat realistic.
The plot of this novel was fun to follow, but I definitely think that I would have enjoyed it more if I was more into the topic being discussed. I have never really been into film and the way movies are made, so that entire aspect of the novel didn’t really interest me.
Aside from that, I loved the drama in this novel, I loved the family dynamic and the plot points that related to Twinkle’s parents. I also really enjoyed Twinkle’s Grandmother. She was such a fun character to read about and her relationship with Twinkle was a great addition to the novel.
All in all, this novel was a super fun summer read and I definitely recommend that everyone pick it up. You will all enjoy it, especially if you loved When Dimple Met Rishi!!
That concludes my review for From Twinkle, With Love by Sandhya Menon.
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