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When Dimple Met Rishi

When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon

A Book Review by Mariana S., West Orange Public Library Teen Book Reviewer

When Dimple Met Rishi is a story of young love between two young adults who just graduated high school written by Sandhya Menon. Dimple just wants to go to her dream college, Stanford University; but, her old-fashioned Indian parents want her to get married to a guy they already picked, Rishi. When Dimple first found out that her parents picked out Rishi, someone she doesn’t know, to be her husband she totally freaked out. The last thing on her mind was marriage and she didn’t want to even date this Rishi guy. Dimple had a hard time agreeing with her parent's views, she wanted to find a man on her own time, and of her own choice. Rishi, on the other hand also had Indian parents and was the complete opposite of Dimple, he agreed on everything his parents wanted for him. He believed that his parents knew what was best for him. Even though deep down, he didn’t want to do what he was told to do. When Rishi first found out about how his parents agreed on him dating Dimple, he was ready to date her. How will Dimple and Rishi handle the situation at hand? Is it possible for them to at least become friends? Will Dimple and Rishi ever date?

This book shows how love can happen in the least expected ways. I would highly recommend this book for readers who love stories based off of romance, friendship, and diversity.

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