From Twinkle, with Love by Sandhya Menon

From Twinkle, with Love

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 ...

Details From Twinkle, with Love

TitleFrom Twinkle, with Love
Release DateMay 22nd, 2018
PublisherSimon Pulse
GenreYoung Adult, Contemporary, Romance, Fiction

Reviews From Twinkle, with Love

  • Lola
    Twinkle, twinkle little star…Speaking of stars, Twinkle does not wish to become an actress or a singer. Instead, she wants to grow into a successful and recognized Indian-American female filmmaker who shakes the world with her powerful ideas. She dreams big, and I love that about her. There’s nothing wrong with having what seem to be unreachable goals. I am one of those cheesy firm believers that you can achieve anything as long as you have a...
  • destiny ☠ howling libraries
    DNF @ 51% There are some extremely important benefits to this book. It features an Indian protagonist who is incredibly feminist and her views on the world and the patriarchy are so refreshing, and sweet, and really lovely. I loved the passion she felt for her filmmaking and the fact that she wanted to become a filmmaker so that she could change the world.I also really loved Sahil for his geekiness and his full support of her vision. Whenever she...
  • Berit☀️✨Traveling Sister✨
    4.5 Twinkling Stars 🌟🌟🌟🌟.5This was a fun, adorable, sweet, YA contemporary that had me smiling the entire book.... there is something so readable about this author’s writing style.... in both this book and ”When Dimple Met Ricci” The characters were brought so amazingly to life....Twinkle feels like lo woman on the social totem pole... in fact she refers to her self as a “groundling”... and the popular people are referred to...
  • Stacee
    I was full blown obsessed with Dimple, so I was pretty much screaming at the post office when this arc showed up. I loved Twinkle and Sahil. She’s smart and sassy and is working to be vocal. He’s sweet and adorable and working to be visible. They’re both feeling a bit neglected for different reasons and I loved watching them get closer. Twinkle does go through a period of icky and I wanted to just shake her, but her growth was perfect. Howe...
  • Heather 'Bookables'
    I don’t think I loved it quite as much as Dimple but it was still an adorable YA read I would recommend!I love also how Twinkle aspires to be a filmmaker, how awesome is that?My rating:⭐⭐⭐1/2 I don’t think I loved it quite as much as Dimple but it was still an adorable YA read I would recommend!I love also how Twinkle aspires to be a filmmaker, how awesome is that?My rating:⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2
  • Cait • A Page with a View
    This is absolutely one of my new all-time favorite YA contemporaries! I stalled on reading it because I thought it would be in the format of a bunch of short letters and I can never really get into those type of books... But it ended up reading like a regular story and I loved it all.Twinkle is a teen girl who's super into filmmaking and decides to direct a gender-swapped version of Frankenstein for an arts festival. A guy who likes her is helpin...
  • Megha Patel
    My heart is an emotional mess. So many feelings. I loved everything about this book. It made me feel all kinds of emotions. Happinedd, sadness, laughter, anger, nervousness, and God knows what else. Seriously, it was all amazing. The plot, characters, and the format was another thing I loved. Twinkle's chracters was amazing and I loved her. Some may say they found Twinkle's behavior frustrating or annoying but I related to it. When I am not think...
  • Jennifer
    Filmmaking, girl-power, culture, and age-appropriate romance all wrapped up into one very YA novel. Lessons about confronting situations and learning who you (and others) are make this a worthwhile read for the YA crowd. My favorite quote:“When people show you who they are, you should believe them.”
  • Erin
    Thanks to NetGalley for an e-ARC in exchange for an honest review. Well, From Twinkle, with Love was a breath of fresh air as it was wedged between a number of non-fiction reads and psychological thrillers. As a high school teacher, I probably love these teen novels with the same relish that my nurse mother enjoys her medical dramas. Sandhya Menon gives us the loveable protagonist, Twinkle, fully equipped with dreams of being a great Indian-Ameri...
  • Mavence [hiatus/ incoming prelims]
    DNF at 58%This was a surprise at first then turned out to be a chore which explains the DNF.I love the idea of having an Indian American YA heroine to read for once and a budding director as well, this was a first time for me. Twinkle Mehra is a 16-year-old "groundling", as what she calls herself, and seems to make it a life goal to be promoted into the ranks of the "silk-feathered hats" aka Shakespearean highschool hierarchy 2.0.Initially, I enj...
  • Abbie (boneseasonofglass)
    3.75This book was fun to read, and so swoonworthy, but at the same time I found it frustrating and annoying at times too, just due to how some of the characters acted and the direction the plot went at times It was nice to see Twinkle grow over the book and realise she doesn't need to change herself for other people. Also Sahil is such a sweetheart
  • Vanshika Prusty
    Y'all aren't ready for this book lolSpoiler Free Review:From Twinkle With Love is an adorable, funny novel that will make you laugh out loud on one page, and cry in public on the next.I know that 16 year old me would've cried from joy because she would've seen a heroine just like her, the star of the show, struggling and learning the same lessons as her, and she wouldn't have felt so alone. This book meant so much to me, and I know it will to so ...
  • Kav (xreadingsolacex)
    Disclaimer: I received an ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This is no way affected my review.This book was basically 327 pages of me laugh-crying in the best way possible.From Twinkle, With Love is Sandhya Menon's sophomore novel, a young-adult contemporary about an Indian-American teen filmmaker, Twinkle Mehra, who tells her story through letters to her favorite female directors.I genuinely think I might have loved this o...
  • nick
    4.5/5Sandhya Menon's debut, When Dimple Met Rishi, was a book I loved with every fiber of my being last year. I couldn't wait to get my hands on From Twinkle, With Love. The minute I had the book in my hands, I jumped to read it. As with When Dimple Met Rishi, this book epitomized everything I adore in a feel-good rom-com, that was also a story about growing up.The star of this book is without a doubt Twinkle. She is not a straightforward charact...
  • Olivia (The Candid Cover)
    I had very high hopes going into From Twinkle, With Love by Sandhya Menon, since When Dimple Met Rishi is one of my favourite reads. It is safe to say that I was not disappointed, and I really enjoyed this story all about filmmaking. Twinkle is awkward and relatable, and the letters make for a unique format. Fans of rom-coms will no doubt love Menon’s latest novel.Full review on The Candid Cover
  • Kayla
    This has been one of the best contemporary books I've read since like forever.Twinkle was such a sweetheart oh my god! Her point of view was so funny and entertaining to read about and the style of the book through her letters to her idols and her future self told the story perfectly.The idea of the film making was just so cool. I've never read 'Dracula', I have seen the movie and a few retellings but I am a massive fan of 'Midsummers Night Dream...
  • Bexnbookx
    Want to see me talk about books? Check out my Youtube Channel: BexnbookxFrom Twinkle, with Love is a cute, inspiring, own-voices YA contemporary, with a talented main character as she attempts to navigate her high-school life and her upcoming future. I received a free copy of this book from Hachette Australia in exchange for an honest review. All my thoughts and comments are entirely my own.From Twinkle, with Love follows Twinkle Mehra, an aspiri...
  • Kate (GirlReading)
    From Twinkle, With Love was utterly adorable and a delight to read. It was filled with uplifting, funny, inspiring, strong, well rounded, imperfect characters and relationships. It was incredibly easy to read and my heart feels a little lighter after doing so. It made me smile, stress and squee in equal amounts. Although I didn’t enjoy this as much as When Dimple Met Rishi and there were a few plot points I didn’t love quite so much, I throug...
  • Janani
    Sandhya has this habit of setting up things in the book that worry me and then taking them to fantastic places and fleshing them out so well. It's not perfect, but it took my breath away and has left me feeling several things.Full review to comeTW: Aromisic language, ableist language
  • Romie
    Dear Twinkle Mehra of the future,Hold on to this moment. You’ll want to remember how you feel.You’ll want to remember every tiny detail.This was such a pure book to read. I think that’s what I’ll remember the most about it: how happy it made me feel. It’s a book that made me happy from the moment I started to the very last word. It made me all emotional and shit, and I’m glad it did.This is the story of 16yo Twinkle Mehra, born of two...
  • Danielle
    I loved this wonderful YA novel. It is written in letters to various female film makers and follows Twinkle as she makes her first film.Twinkle views herself as a “groundling” and wants to be apart of the popular, “silk feathered hat,” group. As she makes her movie, she makes new friends and comes to learn more about herself. There were some parts of the book where I felt incredibly frustrated with Twinkle’s thoughts and behaviors. But ...
  • Jeann (Happy Indulgence)
    This is such an adorable read! I loved Twinkle's struggle with pursuing her passion despite her disconnect with her parents, her isolation from her old best friend and making connections with new friends, and her love for film making. Twinkle and Sahil are cute couple goals tbh. She was a bit immature in her thinking at times, often battling against the "ideal" guy in her head that wasn't actually real which was a bit frustrating. But overall, I ...
  • Rê
    4.5 “Adooorrrbbsss Part 2” StarsI think I loved this book even more than the first, if that's possible. Well, it is possible, because unlike with When Dimple Met Rishi I have no major complaints about this story at all!!!! It was adorable and the character development was pretty stellar, too.I was smiling so hard throughout the whole thing and got major swoon vibes from the romance, so yeah, I'm a happy reader!First, hello first person narrat...
  • Danielle (Life of a Literary Nerd)
    4.5 Stars “There are two types of people: those who kiss and tell and those who kiss and run. I would like to be the former, but sadly, due to my kissing partner, I have been forced to become the latter.” So, I kinda hope Sandhya Menon comes out with a new hilarious contemporary every summer for the rest of my life because they are always so enjoyable. From Twinkle, With Love follows aspiring filmmaker Twinkle Mehra as she aims to shot a sh...