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From Twinkle, With Love

From Twinkle, With Love
Sandhya Menon
Simon Pulse, 2018
Source: E-Galley
Audience: Older Teens

From Goodreads:
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.

I was worried that the follow-up to When Dimple Met Rishi would be too similar to the author’s debut or that it would not be nearly as good.

I shouldn’t have worried!

Twinkle was a character all her own, and while I was frustrated with some of her behavior, I still rooted for her. Also, I enjoyed the friendship that she struck with her producer, Sahil. Unfortunately, I disliked her fixation on Neil. Meh. Mostly because I didn’t like him.

And in spite of the fact that my e-galley did not include a majority of “N”s letters, I knew exactly who “N” was right away.

I’ll definitely buy this book, and fans of Stephanie Perkins will enjoy Twinkle!

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