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Welcome to my book blog.  My annual goal is to read 100 books per year and share my love of reading with my two daughters.

When Dimple Met Rishi

When Dimple Met Rishi

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When Dimple Met Rishi
by Sandhya Menon
ISBN 1481478680

I thoroughly enjoyed this creative, funny and fresh YA romance.  In the process of being swept away by very realistic and endearing characters, I also learned a few things about Indian culture.  I wish there were more YA books like this -- stories told by teenagers with an interesting, multi-cultural life perspective to share with young readers.  I loved that Dimple is unconventional and a talented code writer -- definitely not the standard prototype for a YA romance protagonist.  I also appreciate that Dimple was not portrayed as perfect, like so many girls are in this genre.

The romance itself took hold of my attention almost immediately -- I developed a strong reader's crush on Rishi... which almost feels inappropriate as a 36-year-old married woman.  The author definitely made me feel like I was 18 again, so I'm going to classify that crush as "not embarrassing in the least."

I would recommend this novel to middle-aged women looking for a fun, nostalgic read... as well as to the author's obviously intended audience of 14-20 year old girls.

Rating: 4/5

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