When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon
Published by Simon Pulse; Reprint edition on May 30, 2017
Genres: Young Adult, contemporary
Source: Personally Bought
2018 challenge: Beat the backlist challenge
I would give this book 4 for a review.
The rom-com that everyone’s talking about! Eleanor & Park meets Bollywood in this hilarious and heartfelt novel about two Indian-American teens whose parents conspire to arrange their marriage.
Dimple Shah has it all figured out. With graduation behind her, she’s more than ready for a break from her family, from Mamma’s inexplicable obsession with her finding the “Ideal Indian Husband.” Ugh. Dimple knows they must respect her principles on some level, though. If they truly believed she needed a husband right now, they wouldn’t have paid for her to attend a summer program for aspiring web developers…right?
Rishi Patel is a hopeless romantic. So when his parents tell him that his future wife will be attending the same summer program as him—wherein he’ll have to woo her—he’s totally on board. Because as silly as it sounds to most people in his life, Rishi wants to be arranged, believes in the power of tradition, stability, and being a part of something much bigger than himself.
The Shahs and Patels didn’t mean to start turning the wheels on this “suggested arrangement” so early in their children’s lives, but when they noticed them both gravitate toward the same summer program, they figured, Why not?
Dimple and Rishi may think they have each other figured out. But when opposites clash, love works hard to prove itself in the most unexpected ways.
|I found this to be a super fun read. I really enjoyed how this book was set in the tech world and also the summer before college. I loved how we got to explore a different culture then mine and how I learned so much about their culture. I def was more invested in Rishi side of the story and he was why i sped through this novel because a artist who is not sure he can survive on being an artist in a story I am was intrested to see how it turn out. Dimple took me to the end of the book to love her and she was not a complex a Rishi as a character but I thought the book was a fun read and will def read more by this author in the future.|
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