Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Teaser Tuesday: When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by Ambrosia of The Purple Booker.
To play along just do the following:
  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon.

When Dimple Met Rishi –
Simon Pulse

“So what if your art’s not practical? If you love it, you should do it. What’s the point of anything otherwise?”
— Chapter 10

“I feel like I need to speak out, because if no one speaks out, if no one says, This is me, this is what I believe in, and this is why I’m different, and this is why that’s okay, then what’s the point? What’s the point of living in this beautiful, great melting pot where everyone can dare to be anything they want to be?”
— Chapter 21

There has been so much positive buzz about this book. Or it seems to me like that at least. Let me add to that a little. This is a cute girl meets boy, they connect, have some obstacles, but ultimately fall in love story. You can leave it at that and have a very pleasant read, just like hundreds of other books and movies. So why is this one of the books that gets talked about? Because, a little sad as it is, there is the added cultural background that is still enough of a novelty that it gets to be specifically addressed. At the same time for this books it is so intricately woven into the whole plot that there is at no point a moment to question it or to feel alienated. Because at the surface and all the way down these teenage characters have the same problems of finding themselves and their place in life and society as everyone else. And their path is riddled with hilarious and sometimes baffling detours.
I thoroughly enjoyed this story and wll recommend it to anyone in search of a well-crafted romantic read with a little backbone.

Summer holidays are slowly winding down here although I feel that the weather at least has cheated me out of at least three weeks. At least my summer reads have mostly held up their end of the deal. How do you feel about seasonal reads that deliver on anything but their season relevance? Share thoughts and teasers in the comments.


Anonymous said...

This sounds like a realy interesting read - thank you for sharing it. Mine is another paranormal murder mystery, which I'm really enjoying... http://thepurplebooker.com/teaser-tuesday-82217/

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I like the idea of a "romantic read with a little backbone."

Thanks for sharing, and here's mine: “THE GOOD DAUGHTER”

Laura said...

They're both good teasers. It looks like a good read. My Teaser

Nise' said...

Sounds good. I've been pleased with my summer reading.

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