Hello everyone, this week’s post is a delightful teen story I found about a young Indian teenage girl called Dimple and a boy called Rishi. One of the main reasons I enjoyed this book was because it reminded me of those Bollywood movies I used to watch in my youth filled with a colourful cast of characters, hilarious scenes of romance, while telling a story of identity. Hope you enjoy it too!!
Title: When Dimple met Rishi
Author: Sandhya Menon
Genre: Fiction – contemporary
Publication details: simon Pulse; NY, 2017
What this book is about: Dimple Shah has it all figured out. With graduation behind her, she’s more than ready for a break from her family – and from Mamma’s inexplicable obsession with her finding the “Ideal Indian Husband”. If they truly believed she needed a husband right now they wouldn’t have paid for her to attend a summer program for aspiring web developers… right? Rishi Patel is a hopeless romantic. So when his parents tell him that he and his future wife will be attending the same summer program – wherein he’ll have to woo her – he’s totally on board. Because as silly as it sounds to most people in his life, Rishi wants to be arranged, believes in the power of tradition, stability, and being a part of something much bigger than himself. Once they meet, Dimple and Rishi think they have each other figured out. But when opposites clash, love works hard to prove itself in the most unexpected ways!!
My review: I had so much fun reading this book!! The conversations Dimple has with her mother reminded me a little of my relationship with mine. Most parts of this book were hilarious and quirky!! Loved the dual voices in this story!! Despite the fact that most of it was a romance novel, I truly enjoyed it!! In saying all this, please remember it’s mostly better for actual ‘teenagers’!!
My rating: 5 ⭐
Additional notes: This title has won the Colorado Book Award for Young Adult Literature in 2018 and was nominated for the Rhode Island Teen Book Award and the Lincoln Award in 2019, and the Goodreads Choice Award for Young Adult Fiction in 2017.