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From Twinkle, with Love – Book Review

Title: From Twinkle, with Love

Author: Sandhya Menon

Pages: 328

Genre: YA, Contemporary, Romance

Publisher: Simon Pulse

Published: May 22, 2018


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.

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I absolutely loved all of the film references in this book! As someone who considers myself to be a bit of a film buff, it was something that I appreciated a lot about this book. I also really liked Twinkle’s letters to prominent females in film, and while I recognized a lot of names, there were many that I didn’t know, so I searched them as I came across them, and learned about a lot of new people to keep an eye on.

Twinkle is hopeless when it comes to seeing what is so obvious to everyone else. I think this is the case in a lot of books, and it really has started to bother me recently. I have a difficult time believing that something everyone else can clearly see is such a mystery to the main character, or that someone wouldn’t at least mention something to them.

I really loved When Dimple Met Rishi, so I had some pretty high hopes for Twinkle, but it didn’t quite live up to the hype that I had built up for it. Twinkle reads a bit younger than Dimple did, which I think just has to do with the nature of the setting of each book. That being said, I still really enjoyed From Twinkle, With Love, and I gave it 5/5 stars.

*I received an ARC of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.*

By Bailey Riddle

Bailey Riddle is a 22-year-old college student studying Broadcast Electronic Communication Arts at San Francisco State University. She loves all things fandom, and can often be found with her nose in a book. When she isn’t busy with school and being a professional fangirl, she likes to cook food, read, and work on catching up on many hours of sleep.

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