Title: From Twinkle, With Love
Author: Sandhya Menon
Twinkle: The protagonist of the story. She is the most relatable character I’ve ever read! Her aspirations, goals and her determination to achieve them adds all the grace to her character.
To change lives with my films and show what a Desi girl can do
She is learning to deal with her imperfections
I am kinda used to swallowing my words instead of saying them
Maddie: Twinkle’s “best” friend. I loved this character. She is trying to hold on while exploring new in her life!
Sahil: oh-so-sweet Sahil. Twinkle’s lover♥️ and twin brother of Twinkle’s crush, the popular guy. Sahil wants to get recognized as an indivisual while he gets associated with his brother.
He’s perfect boyfriend material,my heart said. Swoony, respectful, smart, kind, passionate…
Twinkle’s dadi (grandmother) : I can’t help but adore her! The person always by Twinkle’s side.
“Dadi was afraid of the voice mail feature on our landline, but sure, messages coming through water from our ancestors she had no problem with.”
This is the first book I read by Sandhya Menon. And indeed, I look forward to read more books by her! Writing style is so quirky and fun, it makes the book a light, heart-warming read.♥️
Characters and their thoughts are presented beautifully!
“now I was somebody. I wasn’t a wallflower anymore; I wasn’t that girl they could just ignore and push aside and laugh at.”
Sometimes, I am afraid nothing I do will ever be enough to set me apart
This book deals with friendships, heartbreaks, relationships, family and every aspect of one’s life. This book is an absolute treasure! This book made me cry, made me laugh, left me awestruck✨
Confused feelings of Twinkle are the best part of the book. What she wants and what she has.
This book has light hearted humour and deep convesations.
“Our best friends, the ones we love the most, are the ones who can hurt us the most. Because look.” She pointed down to the powders. “We have had so many interactions with them, deep, meaningful interactions, that we cannot separate their pieces from ours. And if we try, we would only be getting rid of some of the best parts of ourselves.”
This book is presented in the form of journals and as a journal enthusiast, it made me love the book more!
The book does not discuss the typical “heads over heals” love. It faces reality!
“Something about his presence felt anchoring. I felt safe, ensconced, and protected, even though I knew in my head that was idiotic. If the Ferris wheel failed, there was absolutely nothing Sahil could do to fight off gravity, unless he was hiding some major superpowers.”