From Twinkle, with Love by Sandhya Menon
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Published May 22nd 2018
Genres: YA, Contemporary, Romance
Format: Hardback – Owlcrate Exclusive Edition
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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?
Told through the letters Twinkle writes to her favorite female filmmakers, From Twinkle, with Love navigates big truths about friendship, family, and the unexpected places love can find you.
I FREAKING LOVED THIS BOOK SO MUCH! I mean, will all kind of knew what was going to happen from the beginning but it was still such a cute and emotional ride!
I actually wasn’t expecting to love this book as much as I did. I love movies as in seeing them, but movie making/filming or anything related to that is completely new to me. So, as far as the movie theme went, there was a lot I didn’t necessarily have an opinion on or even knew about. Which is, what I was afraid that it was going to be a deal breaker for me. But it wasn’t! I might have not understood all that Twinkle talks about, and all the directors she addressed her letters to. But just by being able to see how much she loved it, it was enough for me to enjoy it.
Twinkle is a high schooler who wants to be a director. She has always loved to film and when the opportunity comes to direct a movie for the upcoming Summer Festival, she just has to do it! Also, Sahil Roy being her new producer doesn’t hurt, and only makes her closer to her crush aka Sahil’s twin brother! But along with the movie, a lot happens and although predictable, it’s a hell of an emotional ride!
The best thing about this book has to be the friendships. I found them quite interesting and relatable at times and to be completely honest, I just loved all the drama… The thing is, there’s a lot of drama here, but even the villains have a good side and that was shown in the book, which I loved. But on the other side, some parts were not relatable at all, because from where I came from, that good side always seemed to stay hidden, so… I guess that’s another reason to why I loved how the friendships here were done.
Some characters were incredibly cute and I loved their development along the book. Overall, I just loved everything about the characters in this book, really. Especially Sahil, he is such an adorable geek!! I just completely adore him!
As for Twinkle, she was for sure an interesting and cute character to read about. But sometimes her actions did annoy me, which I think was intentional. She can be super sweet and I love how passionate she was about filming and just how relatable she sometimes felt. She is a great character and I love how everything turned out.
This was a super gripping book, full of drama and friendship. and I loved to see everyone unite for a movie. I think it’s just so special! I loved seeing Twinkle figure herself out and I got extremely emotional with this one… I literally cried fat ugly tears 25% of the book, and yeah sure I’m an easy crier, but still! This was just SOOO emotional.
There’s just something that really touched me in this book and I have no idea what took me so long to get to read it. I loved it and I can’t wait to see what the author is writing about next!
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