Title: When Dimple Met Rishi
Author: Sandhya Menon
Genre: Young Adult
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: March 30, 2017
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.
I finally finished this book, just in time for From Twinkle, With Love to come out, and I absolutely loved it!
Dimple was such a fabulous character. She was so real. I love that she was interested in coding. She was also strong because she insisted on going to school instead of getting married right away. She stood her ground with her parents, but at the same time, they respected her wishes.
I also loved Rishi! He was so sweet and planned the best dates with Dimple! He was even willing to leave the camp just to please her when she was shocked that he was there just for her.
Indian culture played an important part in this novel. Dimple’s and Rishi’s parents tried to set them up to get married, because they were family friends. Dimple wanted to do a Bollywood dance for the talent show. Both of them embraced their Indian culture. I wasn’t familiar with some things, like the foods, so I loved learning more in this book!
This book definitely lived up to the hype! I highly recommend it!