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When Dimple Met Rishi

By: Sandhya Menon

This is a laugh-out-loud, heartfelt romantic comedy, told in alternating perspectives, about two Indian-American teens whose parents have arranged for them to be married.

ISBN: 9781481478687

JLG Release: Jul 2017


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Sensitive Areas: Language: Mild Language, Sexual Content: Strong Sexual Content/Themes, Drugs/Alcohol/Tobacco: Underage Use
Topics: Arranged marriage , Dating , East Indian Americans , Family life , Computer programming

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Awards & Honors

Rhode Island Teen Book Award 2019 Nominee Oklahoma Sequoyah Book Awards 2019 Nominee
2018 Indies Choice Book Award Honor, Young Adult
2018 Amelia Bloomer List: Young Adult, Fiction
YALSA 2018 Best Fiction for Young Adults
Capitol Choices 2018, Fourteen and Up
CCBC Choices 2018 Choice: Fiction for Young Adults
ALA-CBC Building a Home Library Booklist - 2018
Kirkus Reviews Best Books of 2017, Teen Books
Goodreads Choice Awards 2017, Young Adult Fiction
Summer 2017 Kids’ Indies Next List, Top 10
Booklist Top 10 Books for Youth 2017, Romance Fiction
School Library Journal’s Best Books of 2017, Young Adult
Amazon.com Best Books of 2017, Young Adult
VOYA’s Perfect Tens 2017
Chicago Public Library Best Books of 2017, Teen Fiction
BuzzFeed 28 Best YA Books of 2017
NPR’s Book Concierge, 2017 Great Reads

Praise & Reviews

Starred or favorable reviews have been received from these periodicals:

Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books, Booklist, Kirkus Reviews*, Publishers Weekly, School Library Journal, Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA)

School Library Journal

Dimple is a headstrong girl who is passionate about coding and web development much to the chagrin of her parents, who wish she would focus more on her appearance and attracting a husband. Basking in her acceptance to Stanford, Dimple is surprised when her parents agree to let her attend a six-week “Insomnia Con” in San Francisco. Not l Dimple is a headstrong girl who is passionate about coding and web development much to the chagrin of her parents, who wish she would focus more on her appearance and attracting a husband. Basking in her acceptance to Stanford, Dimple is surprised when her parents agree to let her attend a six-week “Insomnia Con” in San Francisco. Not long into her convention, Dimple discovers why her parents were so willing to let her go. She has been set up to meet a potential husband—the very traditional yet charming Rishi. The plot is moderately paced as the romance between the pair flops, then flourishes. The characters are refreshing, even if familiar. Rishi has a hidden love of comics, Dimple is a feminist who secretly yearns to please her parents, and the “Aberzombies” are the superficial prep school kids who get their jollies by making Dimple and Rishi feel like outsiders. The strength of the story comes from its blending of Indian culture and values into a modern-day romance that scores of readers can enjoy. This novel touches on issues of identity while remaining light and fun. VERDICT A strong choice for any young adult collection.—Christina Vortia, Hype Lit, Wesley Chapel, FL

Book Details

ISBN

9781481478687

First Release

July 2017

Genre

Fic

Dewey Classification

F

Trim Size

8 1/4" x 5 1/2"

Page Count

384

Accelerated Reader

N/A

Scholastic Reading Counts

N/A

Lexile

N/A

Format

Print Book

Edition

Hardcover edition

Publisher

Simon Pulse

Potentially Sensitive Areas

Language: Mild Language, Sexual Content: Strong Sexual Content/Themes, Drugs/Alcohol/Tobacco: Underage Use

Topics

Arranged marriage, Dating, East Indian Americans, Family life, Computer programming,

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