Friday 25 May 2018

Review: From Twinkle With Love by Sandhya Menon

Aspiring filmmaker and wallflower Twinkle Mehra has stories to tell and universes to explore - if only the world would listen. So when nerdy classmate and fellow film-obsessive Sahil Roy approaches her to direct a film for the upcoming Summer Festival, Twinkle can't wait.
The chance to showcase her artistic voice?
Dream come true.
The opportunity to get closer to longtime crush, Neil Roy-aka Sahil's twin brother?
Dream come even truer.
When Twinkle receives an email from a secret admirer - the mysterious 'N' - she is sure it's Neil, finally ready for their happy ending.
The only problem is that, in the course of their movie-making, she has found herself falling for Sahil - the wrong brother.
Twinkle soon realises that resistance is futile:

The romance she's got isn't the one she scripted...

But will it be enough

Review: Well this was just a delight of a book. I know it doesn't do to compare but I think I loved this one even more than I love When Dimple Met Rishi and I really loved that one so... This book has the same kick-ass female lead, a girl who is strong and sassy and just brilliant to read about. It also has a whole diverse group of characters who do things real teenagers do and have the same concerns real teenagers have. In terms of the characters in this book, Sandhya Menon just nailed it!

I loved Twinkle because she isn't perfect and she knows that. She has doubts and worries, just like the rest of us and just like the average teenage girl. But Twinkle has dreams and ambitions and she knows that she is going to have to work hard to make those happen. She really and truly cares about her friends and would do anything to help them out and she really cares about her family. I mean I loved the fact that she is from Colorado as well because I could totally picture the places that she was talking about. As a budding director, though, Twinkle is just spot on because she knows what she wants, and with time, she isn't afraid to ask for it!

I loved the premise behind this film as well, it has all the tropes I love. I really liked the fact that, once again, this author has not shied away from the use of technology in her novel. The world of film making and the power of YouTube is a great topic and I love the fact that all of the characters involved in Twinkle's potential film making are so passionate about films and the classic films in particular!

There is some gloriously cute romance in this book as well. Its not just Twinkle who is involved in a a 'will they/won't they?' situation, there are so many in this book, and wonderfully, this author really does make you wait until the very end for any kind of big reveal or satisfying conclusion. I was racing through the pages towards the end, desperately trying to find out how it was all going to turn out. 

This book is just perfect to add to your summer reading pile because it is just so sweet and so romantic but it has a real message of family and friendship in there, as well as a strong heroine who will encourage you to really chase your dreams!

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1 comment:

  1. What an absolute GEM this book is. It's twisty and thrilling and my heart was actually racing as I read the last thirty or so pages. I loved the main character, Monica, from the very first page, and the book kept me enthralled throughout. There wasn't just one mystery in the book, but rather several that kept me guessing at every turn. Definitely one of the very best YA mysteries I've ever read!

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