From Twinkle, With Love by Sandhya Menon Book Review

Title: From Twinkle, With Love

Author: Sandhya Menon

Pages: 330

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.”

5/5

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Underrated Books according to me #TheBookBlogTrain

Greetings from Somewhere series by Harper Paris

This series is the best thing that had happened to me in childhood! These books made me start reading. This series travels through the experiences of a brother and a sister discovering the unknowns! The illustrations can easily charm the read, they are the books you can read in one sitting!

Queen of Ice by Devika Rangachari

As in every reader’s life, there is a time when they don’t read and then they find one perfect book to continue reading and this book was the one for me! I have also met and interviewed Devika Rangachari. As her words she has also inspired me in real life! She made me realize the power of reading. I am undoubtedly grateful to her!This book discusses three charachters coming together having different lifestyles – Valga, Nirvana and Dida, but having one thing in common: lack of parental love! Parental love makes a child mild, but these three weren’t blessed by that! It also discusses the life Queen and how she struggled to become the Queen! Read the full review here-

Polka Dots, Pony Tails and Purple Pouts by Amrita Anand Nayak

This book deals with the story of three roomates! Each having different pasts and how it is affecting their present. Chick-lit is one of my favourite genres and this book explores this genre beautifully. The theme of this book and the writing are indeed appealing. The charachters are presented so gracefully, their past and their present, I can’t stop adoring this book!

A Daughter’s A Daughter by Agatha Christie writing as Merry Westmacott

This book discusses the relationship of mother and daughter. The complexities,the purity, everything! It discusses these topics beautifully. I loved how Agatha Christie ended the novel! This was the first book I read by her; I haven’t read any of her crime stories. But look forward to read more books by her!

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“Thirteen Reasons Why” Book Review

Title: Thirteen Reasons Why

Author: Jay Asher

Pages: 352

One Line Review: Sensitive topic displayed with thoughtful writing!

I LOVED THIS BOOK! This book left me awestruck while reading it. It kept me gripped till the end! It had gained a lot of popularity and had been in my tbr since then. I finally read it and understood the reason of the popularity!

Rumours, friendships, relationships, form a teenage life and for Hannah, they ruined it.

When you mess with one part of a person’s life, you are messing with their entire life. Everything…effects everything

Hannah’s thoughts were described so well that they shook me till the end! Jay Asher’s writing has my whole heart, it made me cry.. several times!

How Hannah felt is so relatable that made the book precious!

This book is un-put-downable and a must read! It will leave reader with beautiful thoughts. This book gave me new perspectives♥️

If there’s one thing I’ve still got,it’s my memory which is too bad. Maybe if I forgot things once in a while, we’d all be a little bit happier

Dear Young Adult Literature- An Open Letter #BlogchatterA2Z

Dear Young Adult Literature,

How can can you be so imperfectly perfect?

From those creepy romance novels to those books, which have had an impact pn us and stayed with us. You are undeniably beautiful and have a power enough to leave one awestruck after reading!

A fun packed action mystery novel, an old school love story, disastorous experiences, mental illness and everything that is essential is what I am learning from you. Nullus est liber tam malus ut non aliqua parte prosit (no book is so bad that it is not profitable in some part).

John Green, shares his deep thinking in his writings, enough to make one cry. Sandhya Menon, has such a fun vibe in her writing, enough to feel relaxed.

They say you can never forget your first love and I fairly can’t because you are my first love and would hold on to you whole my life.Just want to say, I, a normal teenager, exploring young adult like a parallel universe is learning how to live in this universe.

Thanks!

Much love,

Avni

(One of your millions of admirer)

Creating Magic In Yourself! #BlogchatterA2Z

Fireflies are special messengers that whisper in night.

See magic does exist ❤️

magic

/ˈmadʒɪk/

noun

1 1.
the power of apparently influencing events by using mysterious or supernatural forces.

We all have the power to create magic in our lives! It depends on us to believe it.

“Moon dusts in your lungs, stars in your eyes, you are the child of cosmos, A ruler of skies”

YOU. YOU CREATE THE MAGIC IN YOUR LIFE IF BELIEVE IN YOURSELF. EMBRACE YOURSELF. BE YOURSELF!

Our souls yearn for magic

Books! Stories! Fairy tales! Magic! We need this. These stories have taught us imagination, hopefullness, love and everything nice!

Find beauty in yourself

“Each of us has a pair of wings but only those who dream learn to fly”

Be content with yourself. Don’t regret your decisions. Be yourself and love yourself! This is the key to happiness.

Be grateful for everything. Be thankful to everyone, for everything, of everything ! This helps you to happier!

We in need to believe in possibilities,ourselves and our abilities.

ASPIRATIONS,DREAMS,VISION, IDEAS: Everything needs a little magic, believing in yourself and courage

Courage is thee magic that turns dream into reality “

⁃ Aster and Ritcher Abend

Learn new skills,languages, anything and everything!

LOVE❤️

“As children we were fascinated by magic.as adults we fear love, at what did we forget they are the same thing?”

-J.R. Rouge

Surround yourself with people you love and care for, people you want to be like, who help you make a better person of you.

You must give love to receive it! 🙂

“Take a lover who looks at you, like maybe you are magic”

⁃ Frida Kahlo

FIND YOUR TRIBE🔥

(Mini) Book Review: From Twinkle , With Love #BlogchatterA2Z

I read this book a while ago and freakin’ loved it! This was the first book I read by Sandhya Menon and absolutely fell in love with her writing, it’s so fun loving! I loved the character of Twinkle! So relatable and her aspirations , ambitions and hardwork is to die for! It’s not a cliché romance novel! Twinkle lives in reality! I loved how insecurities Twinkle had were displayed.

Will write a full detailed review soon! ☺️

All Time Favourite Books! #BlogchatterA2Z

All Time Favourite Books

1. Turtles All The Way Down

Can I ever stop blabbering about how much I adore this book? NEVER! This has my heart. I,especially,LOVED the representation of anxiety in this book and how John Green kept me hooked to the book! Read the full review here-

https://avni698.wordpress.com/2018/07/13/turtles-all-the-way-down-book-review/

2. 19 Till I Die

I love the fun vibe and this book is a perfect example of it! Right from the cover to the ending, this book made me love it!! Anjali Kirpalani made me read more of her works after reading this. I read “Never Say Never” by her next and undoubtedly I loved it because of the writing style! Read the full review here-

https://avni698.wordpress.com/2018/04/27/19-till-i-die-by-anjali-kirpalani-book-review/

3. On the Open Road

This book. THIS BOOK. THIS BOOK IS AMAZINGGGG! I love this book, mainly, because of the genre! This genre is often less discovered by Indian Authors! Read the full review here-

https://avni698.wordpress.com/2018/04/26/on-the-open-road-by-stuti-changle-book-review/

4. Jasmine Days

I loved this book! HOW CAN A BOOK BE SOO BEAUTIFUL LIKE THIS? This book is perfection! Just look at my copy of this book, it should explain you. Reading

Read the full review here –

https://avni698.wordpress.com/2019/01/08/jasmine-days-by-benyamin-book-review/

5. The Princess Saves Herself In This One

OH MY FREAKING GOODNESS! This book is crazyy! This has so many unspoken thoughts we all have. You can fell the struggle of the author through words.

6. From Twinkle,With Love

YA perfection! After reading this, I am convinced Sandhya Menon is a Goddess!! Her writing can make you explore pain,humour,friendships and everything nice!❤️

This is my first article for #BlogchatterA2Z with the letter “A”! So excited for the further ones :))