🇺🇸 happy Memorial Day all! Today in the US we celebrate memorial day, a day to remember those who have died defending our rights and our country… A huge thanks from me to those who are serving, have served, and have loved ones that are serving or have served🇺🇸
My review today is for a book with a female heroine who is an Indian American. Twinkle’s family came to America so she could have a better life, read my review and meet Twinkle she is quite the delight💫
From Twinkle, with Love by Sandhya Menon
4.5 Twinkling Stars 🌟🌟🌟🌟.5
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.
4.5 Twinkling Stars 🌟🌟🌟🌟.5
This was a fun, adorable, sweet, YA contemporary that had me smiling the entire book…. there is something so readable about this author’s writing style…. in both this book and ”When Dimple Met Ricci” The characters were brought so amazingly to life….
Twinkle feels like lo woman on the social totem pole… in fact she refers to her self as a “groundling”… and the popular people are referred to as something to do with silk feathered hats…. Twinkle’s ultimate dream in life is to become a movie director, she idolizes all female movie directors… in fact this book is written in letter form, with twinkle writing letters to multiple different female movie directors… a epistolary novel…
Twinkle was a likable, real, naïve, and sometimes very frustrating teenage girl…. she somehow got herself into a love Square… Sahil the boy who has been crushing on her since he was 11, a secret admirer, and then the boy she has a crush on… Sahil’s twin brother Neil…Sahil was super adorable both inside and out, his twin on the other hand? Twinkle really drove me crazy in this situation… and the fact that she did not have a mother to talk to drove me even more crazy(The jury is still out on mom)…. then we have supposed BFF Maddie… first of all I hate the mean girl trope… but Maddie was not being a good friend… and whose to blame?Maddie! not her new group of friends…Ugh! Twinkle really needed a big sister, because mom was so busy pouting or something…. drove me nuts! As I was reading this I was coming up with all kinds of brilliant words of wisdom I should pass on to Twinkle, if I ever were to have the chance…. The biggest of these things being high school is only four years of your life, so in the big scope of life it doesn’t matter who you sit by at lunch in high school… oh and probably more important… date the nice guy you have things in common with, not the hot guy you have nothing in common with! And in this case they are twins, so what’s the problem here?
As you can probably tell I got quite invested in Twinkle and her life… so do I recommend? Absolutely! Fabulous book with some lessons learned at the end, that I really appreciated! Things aren’t always as they seem and the popular feather hat wearing people have problems as well… if you are a parent I’d recommend for kids 12 and up, this is a very clean read…
*** many thanks to the publisher and Net Galley for my copy of this book ***
Have a fabulous day! Berit 💛