I wanted to love When Dimple Met Rishi. Everyone loves this book. It’s gotten so much hype. Unfortunately, I think that killed it for me. I started the book expecting to be sucked into the story right away, but I had a hard time getting into it. I liked the characters right away, and the premise is so cute, but something about the writing made this book a little hard for me. It almost felt like there were too many words. Maybe it was too literary? I felt like I was wading through all of the description to get to the plot of what was actually happening. It just didn’t flow easily for me.
I heard about this book from other bloggers, but I got really excited to read it when I heard an interview with the author on the podcast 88 Cups of Tea. Sandhya Menon has such an interesting story about how she came to write this book. The publisher was looking for an Indian author to write this story, and they found Sandhya through her agent. Pretty cool, huh?
Anyway, I loved both Dimple and Rishi. Dimple is practical and goal-oriented. She knows what she wants for her future, and she’s going after it, despite what her parents want for her. She is awesome! My kind of girl for sure. Rishi is a romantic. He believes in arranged marriages, and he wants to please his parents. I liked him a lot too. Dimple and Rishi are great for each other. In that respect, this book reminded me of Emmy & Oliver. I love healthy YA romances.
The Insomnia Con that they were attending was pretty amazing as well. Honestly, I could have handled A LOT more nerdy stuff related to the app they were building. This book didn’t get into the meat of their studies enough for me. I loved the talent show stuff and all of the teenage drama, but I wanted more of Dimple and her idea and how they made it happen.
I enjoyed this book, but I didn’t love it. Ya know? But can I just say, this might be my favorite book cover ever! It’s so cute.
Rating: 3 Stars