Alright guys! This is part 2 of my book collab with Sometimes Leelyn Reads. I am sure somewhere out in the review world, this has been done before, but Leelyn and I came up with a way to make our collaboration a little more interesting! We decided that after both reading the chosen book (When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon) that we would each post our own reviews, separately, and then reconvene to post our responses to each other’s reviews 🙂
You can find my review for this book here.
Buttttt more importantly, in order to follow along with this response, you can find Leelyn’s review of this book here.
So, let’s get started!
First off, can I just say that I really love how you managed to summarize this book (in addition to the synopsis, of course). I struggle in every single post to summarize the book and never really feel like I’m doing it full justice. But you nailed it.
I totally get your love for teens saving the world (who doesn’t love a book about how great millennials can be for the world instead of hearing how we suck and don’t compare even remotely to baby boomers who have left us in this beautiful amount of debt that we should just be thankful for ;]). But, deep down, it hurts my heart to know you don’t read much from the contemporary genre :[. I have a love-hate relationship with contemps. and feel the need to force them on everyone around me who reads because they’re always capturing for me. Or at least, most of the time. This being said though, that is one of my favorite parts about having you as a reading buddy! We are into totally different types of books and I love that we can expand each other’s comfort zone.
Sooooo, I see that you loved Rishi. And may I just ask, if you pin him as your book boyfriend, do you mind me sharing? He’s such a total sweetheart. For such a nerdy soul, he’s so courageous and never lets anyone talk down to Dimple. I freakin’ love it. I think everyone needs a Rishi in their life. And a Dimple, because she’s so strong and determined and I love that books exist that make women out to be so powerful. We need more of it. That’s one thing I think we can both appreciate about this book: it’s not just about their relationship, but also their lives in general. Their passions, their families, etc.
I definitely agree on that lack of “meet-cute” instance comment you made. I’m not sure I’d keep pining after someone who threw coffee at me, but hey, what do I know??
I personally had a few issues with the book that kept me from giving it the blessed 4 stars, but I’m glad that you enjoyed it that much! It’s for sure a cutesy read and I think that maybe if I weren’t so damn over analytical I may have liked it more (I still loved it, I just also didn’t love it at the same time… if that makes sense).
I am so glad we got to read this book together and that we both got it off our TBR lists! 🙂 It was a cute, enjoyable read and I can’t wait for the next ♥