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From Twinkle, with Love


From Twinkle, with Love

FROM TWINKLE, WITH LOVE by Sandhya Menon is a story of teenager Twinkle Mehra, an aspiring photographer who partners with some kids at school to make a film for the school-wide film festival. Twinkle is passionate about this project because she feels it’s the thing that can launch her to social stardom, having always been a “nobody” that blends into the shadows. But taking on this project ends up bringing more drama than Twinkle expected...with broken friendships, unlikely alliances and even some secret admirers.

What I loved about FROM TWINKLE, WITH LOVE is how adorable this story was. I flew through this book because it was told with journal-style entries that were short enough that I kept wanting to flip the page and read the next one to figure out what would happen next. I also really liked how all of the diary entries were addressed to Twinkle's famous female filmmaker idols. It was really inspiring! And her journal entries were so thorough so there were times that I completely forgot it was even being told in journal-entry format. Regardless, this book had me hooked and I flipped through the pages at the speed of light because I couldn't put this one down!

"Sandhya Menon has done it again with a story that manages to tug at your heartstrings while also making you keel over with laughter..."

My favorite character in this book was definitely Sahil. He was sweet and caring and kind, and he was always there for Twinkle with whatever she needed. He was also super adorable as their feelings for each other started to develop. I found myself blushing and squealing and rooting for them from the very beginning because they were just so adorable and perfect. I definitely shipped them so hard!

Twinkle's character was also really relatable and I found myself rooting for her throughout the story as she fought to make her dreams come true. She was quirky and funny and super smart, and she was also really creative and loyal to her friends, even when things started to get complicated with them. She reminded me a lot of Dimple from Sandhya's previous book character-wise (WHEN DIMPLE MET RISHI), which was refreshing and sweet since I miss that story so much! But Twinkle also had her own spunk and personality that made her different as well, which was something else that I also really appreciated.

Overall, I really enjoyed reading FROM TWINKLE, WITH LOVE. If you're looking for another adorable, hilarious story to add to your bookshelf, I absolutely recommend this one. Sandhya Menon has done it again with a story that manages to tug at your heartstrings while also making you keel over with laughter...and there's also a sense of mysterious secret admiring going on as well! Definitely the kind of adorable book for me --- and I will certainly be reading more of Sandhya's books in the future!

Reviewed by Jessica Cozzi on May 29, 2018

From Twinkle, with Love
by Sandhya Menon