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When Dimple Met Rishi Hardcover – May 30, 2017
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Menon wrote an utterly delightful novel and broke my heart by writing an ending because I want nothing more than to keep reading about Dimple and Rishi forever. For-EV-er. I fell in love with the cover and without reading the summary dove into reading it. The characters, story, and spirit of the book match the gorgeousness that is the cover. Dimple Shah and Rishi Patel may be two different people starting their paths into adulthood but they’re both about to find out that life stands in your way and shakes things up no matter how much you plan. This book was a hug to my black heart that made me laugh and constantly cheer for the characters. I’m looking forward to it being a huge hit of 2017. (Jamie Canaves Book Riot, The Best Books We Read in November)
A clash of perspectives sparks this romantic comedy about two first-generation Indian-American teens whose parents set an arranged-marriage plan in motion, but it backfires big time—or maybe not? In the alternating voices of her two protagonists, Menon explores themes of culture and identity with insight and warmth. Seamlessly integrating Hindi language, she deftly captures the personalities of two seemingly opposite 18-year-olds from different parts of California and also from very different places regarding life choices and expectations. Insomnia Con, a competitive six-week summer program at San Francisco State focused on app development, is where this compelling, cinematic, and sometimes-madcap narrative unfolds. Dimple Shah lives and breathes coding and has what she thinks is a winning and potentially lifesaving concept. She chafes under her mother's preoccupation with the Ideal Indian Husband and wants to be respected for her intellect and talent. Rishi Patel believes in destiny, tradition, and the "rich fabric of history," arriving in San Francisco with his great-grandmother's ring in his pocket. He plans to study computer science and engineering at MIT. But what about his passion for comic-book art? They are assigned to work together and sparks fly, but Dimple holds back. Readers will be caught up as Rishi and Dimple navigate their ever changing, swoonworthy connection, which plays out as the app competition and complicated social scene intensify. Heartwarming, empathetic, and often hilarious, a delightful read. (Fiction. 14-adult) (starred review, Kirkus Reviews March 15th, 2017)
About the Author
Sandhya Menon is the author of WHEN DIMPLE MET RISHI (Simon Pulse/May 30, 2017) and a second YA contemporary coming in the summer of 2018. She currently lives in Colorado, where she's on a mission to (gently) coerce her family to watch all 3,221 Bollywood movies she claims as her favorite.
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I really struggled with the main characters. Dimple was incredibly mean and self-absorbed, conversely, Rishi was a complete doormat. I didn't like her and bemoaned his total lack of spine. I never for one second believed the romance between them, especially not Rishi being constantly dazzled by Dimple's smile while she insulted and belittled him. Then there was a total cliche subplot with stereotypically mean kids. It just felt tired and forced.
Bah. I'm so let down by this book. It could have been so sweet and fun.
When Dimple Met Rishi is a standard YA romance with Indian overtones, and that pretty much sums it up. It deals with typical YA subjects: parents, bullying, trying to achieve, making decisions for the future, romantic ups and downs. It switches back and forth nicely between Dimple's perspective and Rishi's, but without a noticeable change in voice, which was a disappointment. Overall, it lacks charm and is not a compelling read.
Instead of finishing this book, I went to watch "Bend It Like Beckham" again.