Title: From Twinkle, with Love
Author: Sandhya Menon
My rating: 3.5/5 stars
Date Read: 4/36/19
From Twinkle with Love is a book I heard a lot of mixed reviews about and I am in the middle. I liked some parts of it and there are some parts that really frustrated me.
This book is told in letters Twinkle writes to her favorite female filmakers and I absolutely love that about it. I felt like it added a lot to the story. The main character is an aspiring filmaker and seeing her look up to her role models throughout the story definitely helped boost my enjoyment of the book.
Twinkle has a long time crush on this guy name Neil. When Neil's twin brother, Sahil, asks her to direct a film for the Midsummer festival, Twinkle accepts because she will finally get a great opportunity to direct a film and she could also possibly get closer to Neil. But then, she finds herself falling for Sahil.
The main character is 16 however, the book reads more like she is 13 or 14 years old. It did not bother me to much though since I am currently 17 and know some people around my age who also act younger than they are actually are so it is not something that is unrealistic, it is just her personality. I do know that some people would be bothered by it though.
The main character is not perfect and makes mistakes throughout the book. She is flawed. Same as her friends but if you are looking for a book with not perfect characters that learn from their mistakes this one may be for you.
Also the main character is Indian American so if you are looking for a book with an Indian American lead, this one is perfect. There are also quite a few diverse side characters as well.
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