Review: From Twinkle, With Love by Sandhya Menon

Posted November 16, 2018 by Charlotte in Reviews / 0 Comments

From Twinkle, With Love by Sandhya Menon
Review: From Twinkle, With Love by Sandhya MenonFrom Twinkle, with Love by Sandhya Menon
Published by Hodder & Stoughton on May 22, 2018
Genres: Fiction, Young Adult
Pages: 330
Format: E-Arc
Source: Netgalley
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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.

So I knew that I wanted to read From Twinkle, With Love because I loved and adored When Dimple Met Rishi, both of these books feature cutesy characters and brilliant moments.

I loved the fact that this story is told through the letters that Twinkle writes to old film stars. Women that she admires and wishes to be more like. But Twinkle is definitely a character we can all empathy with, after all, all of us have a bit of Twinkle in us? All of us have that super awkwardness about us.

All Twinkle wants is to be like everyone else, and when the mysterious ‘N’ starts emailing her, she hopes that the boy she’s been crushing on for ages has finally taken notice. But will it end as she expects?

Twinkle also wants to be a film director and an opportunity arises for to stand in the spotlight and make the most of the opportunity. Will she arise to the challenge or will she need more help than she realised?

From Twinkle, With Love is a coming of age story, that is filled with the angst of growing up, romance and over the top drama. I do feel that this was a book set for a much younger audience than anticipated. And for me this is the main reason as to why I haven’t rated this book as highly as it deserves.

Overall, this was a great read and one that put a smile on my face.

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