From Twinkle, With Love

From Twinkle, With Love

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Told through letters, aspiring filmmaker and wallflower Twinkle Mehra learns a lesson about love while directing a movie for the Midsummer Night arts festival, in which her longtime crush and his twin brother are also participating.
Publisher: New York : Simon Pulse, ©2018.
ISBN: 9781481495400
Characteristics: 330 pages ;,22 cm.

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reshmitham
Aug 06, 2020

Twinkle wants her voice to be heard through the stories she’s wanting to share with the world. Except there’s one problem. Who’s gonna listen to Twinkle Mehra? Twinkle is desperate; and so when Sahil Roy invites her to make a film for the upcoming Festival, she’s all for it. She’s getting to let her voice be heard and she can get closer to her crush, Neil Roy, who happens to be Sahil’s brother?! Who wouldn’t be excited? But throughout the movie-making process she finds her feelings for Neil shift to Sahil, and now Twinkle has to realize who she is underneath the stardom she aspires to have.

One thing I loved in this book was that the protagonist has strong opinions and though at times she’s scared to voice those opinions, she manages to convey her feelings with strength. The character development that Twinkle goes through is really inspirational, and I really liked reading that side of her. Also, the relationship Twinkle and Sahil share were so adorable.

But, other than that, at times, Twinkle was a bit too… self-centered? I don’t know if that’s the right word to use, but at times, Twinkle would get too caught up in the fact that she’s the director, she’s in charge of everything, and everything she says has to happen, or else she’ll just be upset. Even though she admits to herself that at times she can be unfair, she never apologized. Regardless of this though, Twinkle did go through great character development and I still liked her as a character.

If you’re looking for a cute romantic read and coming-of-age story, this is the perfect book for you.

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Aug 07, 2019

I would rate the book From Twinkle, With Love by Sandhya Menon 4/5 stars. This book is about wallflower Twinkle Mehra. Twinkle is a filmmaker who plans to change the world with her movies. One day, a boy named Sahil Roy approaches her and asks her to direct a movie with him. Twinkle is more than thrilled for the project. While working together, the two begin to fall for each other, only there is one thing holding them back; Twinkle has a secret admirer emailing her, who she is sure is Neil Roy, Sahil’s twin brother. Through the letters Twinkle writes to her favourite female filmmakers, Twinkle tells a story about female empowerment, friendship, love and heartbreak. Overall, this book was wonderful and I recommend it for teens 12 years of age of older, especially fans of Morgan Matson’s “Since You’ve Been Gone.” @Dolphin05 of the Hamilton Public Library Teen Review Board

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zoeythekat
Jan 09, 2019

I LOVED this book. The characters were complex, interesting, and lovable. I was so invested, I felt a little ill when the characters were making questionable choices. Most of it had me laughing giddily and sincerely hoping for the best for all of the characters.

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MHanover10
Aug 19, 2018

I liked this book. Took me back to high school when there were cliques and the not so popular people wanted to be in the popular group, some didn't care what people thought of them and some friends made new friends making you feel left out. Twinkle has some insecurities and has a hard time speaking up. She likes a boy but finds that she is attracted to that boy's twin brother. She makes some mistakes and she also corrects mistakes. She is a fun character. There are lessons in this story that would be good for a young adult to learn. I look forward to reading more by Sandhya Menon. Oh, and I adored Dadi. I want her as my grandma.

gailbro Jul 11, 2018

In a similar vein of "My So called bollywood Life", "From Twinkle, with Love" was full of great insight into NRI's and teen angst! FTWL is a bit faster paced with a focus in directing movies. I enjoyed the Colorado setting, too. Wish my high school days were this memorable!

JessicaGma Jun 19, 2018

A great little story where trying to stay true to yourself can be hard when you have a skewed perspective on things and yourself. Twinkle has a huge crush on Neil whereas Sahil, Neil's twin, has a huge crush on Twinkle, but then there's also movies, storytelling, trying to do documentaries, showing the truth, high school...... Just as lovely as When Dimple Met Rishi!

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Jayna_DCL
May 02, 2018

This was super fun and enjoyable, just as good as When Dimple met Rishi.

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reshmitham
Aug 06, 2020

reshmitham thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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