Monday, September 3, 2018

Review: From Twinkle, With Love by Sandhya Menon

Title: From Twinkle, With Love
Author: Sandhya Menon
Year Published: 2018


Genre: YA fiction (romance)
Pages: 328
Rating: 4.5 out of 5

Location (my 2018 Google Reading map)USA (CO)

FTC Disclosure: I bought this book with my own money

Summary (from the inside flap of the book): Twinkle 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 Midsummer Night Arts 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 longtime crush Neil Roy--aka 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 in love with the  irresistibly adorkable Sahil.

Twinkle soon realizes that resistance is futile: the romance she's got is not the one she scripted. But will it be enough?

Review: I enjoyed Menon's When Dimple Met Rishi so was looking forward to this book, which didn't disappoint. It's fun, flirty, and light. Perfect for a three-day weekend.

Twinkle is charming, clearly at the bottom of the social food chain of her school, and totally out of it when it comes to crushes and boys; she has no idea when they are flirting with her. It's cute. And annoying. And I love that the book is written as a series of journal entries to her favorite female film directors.

I also like that Twinkle (and her classmates) take many wrong turns, it reminds me of my junior year in high school when being socially accepted mattered far too much to me and I hurt those around me. But, there is a happy ending, which is how I like my YA books. 

Challenges for which this counts: none

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