FROM TWINKLE WITH LOVE, by Sandhya Menon, Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing Division


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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?

Told through the letters Twinkle writes to her favorite female filmmakers, From Twinkle, with Love navigates big truths about friendship, family, and the unexpected places love can find you.

Published: May 22, 2018

MY THOUGHTS:

I received this book through Owlcrate, and will now give my honest review.

I found this book a light reading which was greatly appreciated considering what I usually read.  Although not necessarily my most favorite genre, contemporary fiction, this book did prove to be most entertaining. Fun, humor and quirky situations kept the character moving forward to her goals with a fast paced plot and great setting.

I like the idea of an Indian female protagonist but didn’t enjoy the change in Twinkle and how she treated Sahil at times.  This seems to be a going trend with a lot of young adult contemporaries like this one where an abusive exchange between characters is okay and no apology is necessary.  I’ve even noticed this at times in society…  so perhaps, this exchange in the book is indicative of what’s going on in society? Who knows.

There are likable characters and Twinkle is one of them most of the time.  It’s a character driven plot full of antics and inner thoughts conveyed through letters, emails, and journal entries, another fun aspect of the writing.

Overall, it was a good book, not a super great book, but good.  I do recommend it for its diversity and fun dialogue/construction.

I gave this book:

3-5_StarRating-3

 

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