Aug 29, 2018

From Twinkle, With Love.

from twinkle, with love.
 sandhya menon. 

Publisher  Simon Pulse.
Publication Date: May 22,2018.
Genre: YA Contemporary Romance.
Format|Pages: Hardcover|328.
 Source:  Goodreads|Library.


Aspiring filmmaker and wallflower Twinkle Mehra has stories she wants to tell and universes she wants to explore, if only the world would listen. So when fellow film geek Sahil Roy approaches her to direct a movie for the upcoming Summer Festival, Twinkle is all over it. The chance to publicly showcase her voice as a director? Dream come true. The fact that it gets her closer to her longtime crush, Neil Roy—a.k.a. Sahil’s twin brother? Dream come true x 2.

When mystery man “N” begins emailing her, Twinkle is sure it’s Neil, finally ready to begin their happily-ever-after. The only slightly inconvenient problem is that, in the course of movie-making, she’s fallen madly in love with the irresistibly adorkable Sahil.

Twinkle soon realizes that resistance is futile: The romance she’s got is not the one she’s scripted. But will it be enough? 


So many feelings.

I fell in love with SANDHYA MENTON writing when I read WHEN DIMPLE MET RISHI last year, and I couldn’t wait to read her next book. Once I found out that she is coming out with a new book, I was excited and put book on hold at library. I did had to wait for while because the book had few holds ahead of me. I had a strong feeling that I would love this book, considering how much I loved her first book. FROM TWINKLE, WITH LOVE Wasn’t any different, I was in love with the story and the characters only few pages into the book. While reading, I went through a lot of emotions: anger, happiness, sadness, laughter. I went through most of emotions that the characters went through. FROM TWINKLE, WITH LOVE was so real, at least to me it felt realistic. Everything that Twinkle and others like Maddie and even Hannah were dealing with, that’s something that I can actually see happening, which I am sure happens to teenagers around everywhere. It feels as if it’s a story that a lot could relate to. I couldn’t get enough of it.

FROM TWINKLE, WITH LOVE was different then the first book, and in a good way. For as long as I remember, I loved books that dealt with letters of some sort. If it’s love letters, friendship or something else. I enjoyed that this was told through letters that Twinkle wrote to her favorite female filmmakers, I think that it made it more personal that way. I loved the last letter the best of all. From beginning of the book, to the end, Twinkle changed quite bit and how much work she put into the movie, of course from help of her friends and Sahil. You cannot forget Sahil, if it wasn’t for him offering, I don’t think she would even think about it. It’s an opportunity that put her out there, as a director. There was part of me that wished that movie existed, because after reading about it, I wanted to see it myself. I was proud of Twinkle, of Sahil and all her friends who worked so hard, to get the movie it became. Despite the drama that went on behind the scenes, during the filming of the movie. All of them stuck together until the end. I was proud of every single one of them.

Sahil. I loved him from beginning. I could see from start how much he liked her. I know that it was one of main reasons that he offered to make movie with her. Besides wanting for her to succeed and be happy. I know that he also wanted to impress her. I felt bad for him, fact that almost everyone seemed to compare him to his brother, Neil even if the two of them were twins. I can’t even begin to imagine being in someone’s shadow this way. Sahil, he was everything you wanted in a guy, sweet, caring, can make you laugh. I was waiting to see when Twinkle would realize it and realize that Sahil is the guy she wants to be with, not Neil. I wanted for her to see it before anyone got hurt. I was hoping that he wouldn’t find out about Neil, that it was Neil that she wanted to be with, at least from start. It sucks that he found just as she figured out that it was Sahil that she wanted to be with, that it was him that she had feelings. My heart broke for both. I did hope that Sahil would find it in his heart to at least give Twinkle another chance. I was rooting for the two of them.

Maddie, I wasn’t sure how to feel about her. One minute she was acting friendly with Twinkle, next she pretended as if she didn’t exist or get angry at her for simplest things. I didn’t like how she treated her when she was around her friends. I didn’t like the way that she let Hannah boss her around either. I did wonder if Veronica was right, that Hannah was jealous. However, that’s not an excuse to treat someone the way that Maddie treated Twinkle. That’s not how friends treated each other. I hoped that working on the movie together, would help them fix their friendship. I had a feeling that there is part of Maddie that missed it, missed the friendship that they used to have. Something I knew that she wouldn’t admit in front of Hannah. I was in shock when Hannah apologized to Twinkle for how she treated her. At least it’s a start. Plus, maybe it give Maddie and Twinkle fix the things between the two of them. I had feeling that they would get there, where they used to be. I wondered if this time around they would be able to remain friends and if Twinkle and Hannah would become friends. FROM TWINKLE, WITH LOVE is a type of story that makes you wonder what happens after.

Memorable story.


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