Thursday, August 10, 2017

Review- When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon

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 BOOK SUMMARY:

Dimple Shah has it all figured out. With graduation behind her, she’s more than ready for a break from her family, from Mamma’s inexplicable obsession with her finding the “Ideal Indian Husband.” Ugh. Dimple knows they must respect her principles on some level, though. If they truly believed she needed a husband right now, they wouldn’t have paid for her to attend a summer program for aspiring web developers…right?

Rishi Patel is a hopeless romantic. So when his parents tell him that his future wife will be attending the same summer program as him—wherein he’ll have to woo her—he’s totally on board. Because as silly as it sounds to most people in his life, Rishi wants to be arranged, believes in the power of tradition, stability, and being a part of something much bigger than himself.

The Shahs and Patels didn’t mean to start turning the wheels on this “suggested arrangement” so early in their children’s lives, but when they noticed them both gravitate toward the same summer program, they figured, Why not?

Dimple and Rishi may think they have each other figured out. But when opposites clash, love works hard to prove itself in the most unexpected ways.


Release date: May 30th 2017
Published by: Simon Pulse
Page numbers: 380

REVIEW: 


When When Dimple Met Rishi was about to be released, I kept seeing it all over my social media. Practically all the Young Adult readers and bloggers that I follow were talking about the book, which had me very curious. But I have this theory that the more popular and hyped a book is, the less it works for me. When Janhvi received a copy of it for review, I had to borrow the book from her and  even though the book has been reviewed on our blog by Janhvi, I had to pen down my own thoughts.

Essentially, When Dimple Met Rishi is a very cute and enjoyable read, but the problem with such reads is that the story seems very ordinary, predictable, typical and even boring sometimes, which was also the case with this book. While the romance and the story of Dimple and Rishi was very cute, there was too much of unnecessary drama which had me cringing. The book was almost like a Bollywood movie, which for me, isn't the best thing ever.

Coming to the characters, Dimple was likeable enough, but I would've really liked to see her step out of the conventionality that she herself wasn't fond of in the first place. Had she been more true to herself and stood up for what she believed in, I would've really appreciated that kind of twist. As for Rishi, while he was a decent guy, he did not seem even one bit like an eighteen year old. He seemed almost forty to me, which was really unrealistic.

Anyway, for a quick, easy and fun read, I'd definitely recommend this book. It's a very good book if you look at the surface and don't try to dig too deep into it. But I have been trained in such a way that I tend to look at the core of it, which is why, while I did enjoy this book, I found there to be many tiny flaws which made it a just about okay read for me.


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