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From Twinkle, with Love de Sandhya Menon

From Twinkle, with Love (edição: 2018)

de Sandhya Menon (Autor)

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Told through letters, aspiring filmmaker and wallflower Twinkle Mehra learns a lesson about love while directing a movie for the Midsummer Night arts festival, in which her longtime crush and his twin brother are also participating.
Título:From Twinkle, with Love
Autores:Sandhya Menon (Autor)
Informação:Simon Pulse (2018), 336 pages
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From Twinkle, with Love de Sandhya Menon


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oh god, this book makes me feel old.

- SO. MUCH. DIVERSITY. I never thought of Colorado Springs as being particularly diverse (Wikipedia tells me it is 78% white, which is above the United States average).
- It feels weirdly intentional when the last names of all the characters are mentioned as a way of signaling their race, which probably says something about the standard assumption of whiteness.
- An Asian girl being interested in film and cinematography (not often seen).

- I definitely felt like I was twice the age of the protagonist (because I am).
- It's weird to think of a teenager not having a cell phone.

This is a great alternative to the typical Sarah Dessen type (is she still writing YA fiction? I am so out of the loop) even though it's not my scene anymore. ( )
  resoundingjoy | Jan 1, 2021 |
Just okay, so predictable. I had high hopes for this one. ( )
  readingbeader | Oct 29, 2020 |
I won this book in a giveaway a while ago - and finished it last night - I actually listened to When Dimple Met Rishi around the time it showed up at my door - and I must say that I much prefer that - either because of the listening aspect or because I liked the story more. For some reason I found Twinkle to be a bit annoying, repeating same things over and over (her feelings about what she was going through) and it was just not my cup of tea - perhaps if I would have listened to it I would have liked it more, and I intend to do that in the future. I have no ill words to say about any of the other characters and I quite enjoyed Maddie she seemed like she had her head on straight. Overall it was an OK read and had some funny moments but it definitely didn't hit all my wants in a book. Though I did enjoy the journal formatting/texts/emails, that was something I had never really read before. ( )
  ashezbookz | Oct 20, 2020 |

rtc I hope ( )
  irisssssssss | Jun 17, 2020 |
Fans of WHEN DIMPLE MET RISHI will not be disappointed in Sandhya Menon's newest book. The main character, Twinkle, is another Pakistani-American girl who is the off one out of her class at a charter school in Colorado. Most of her classmates are wealthy, upper-class "feathered silk hats," as Twinkle refers to them, so she feels like an outcast because her family is not even close to upper-class. Her dad works in a youth home and her mom is a substitute teacher. When her best friend, Maddie, starts hanging out with one of the feathered hats, Twinkle feels pushed aside and ignored, not just by her friend, but by her family as well.

Twinkle cooks up a plan to date Neil, the most popular and good looking boy in school, in order to get into the popular crowd and win Maddie back. Her plan is to make a movie with Neil's twin, Sahil, and win over Neil along the way, but she ends up falling for Sahil and making things worse between her and Maddie. Twinkle has to face herself, her family problems, and her friends before she can make things better between her ex-best friend and the boy she is falling for.

Twinkle is easily the most relatable character I have ever read; she is real and even when she knows she is doing something wrong, she can't stop herself. She allows her newfound director power to go to her head and loses sight of her original vision. Isn't this something that we all do? I loved getting to know this character and watching her growth. I also cried alongside her when she realizes how she feels about her mother's constant ignoring her and when she sees that Sahil truly cares for her.
Overall, Sandhya Menon did an outstanding job!

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  lispylibrarian | Dec 11, 2019 |
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