When Dimple met Rishi by Menon, Sandhya (#1497TN5)


When Dimple met Rishi

by Menon, Sandhya
Paperback Simon Pulse, 2018


From the Publisher
A New York Times bestseller An NPR Best Book of 2017
A Buzzfeed Best YA Book of 2017
A Kirkus Reviews Best Teen Book of 2017
A School Library Journal Best Young Adult Book of 2017
A Bustle Best YA Novel of 2017
A PopSugar Best Young Adult Novel of 2017
A Book Riot Best Book of 2017
A Paste Magazine Best Young Adult Novel of 2017 "Utterly charming." --Mindy Kaling
"Effervescent." --Chicago Tribune
"Full of warm characters and sweet romance." --Entertainment Weekly
"Get ready to fall in love with Dimple Shah and Rishi Patel." --HelloGiggles The rom-com everyone's talking about Eleanor & Park meets Bollywood in this hilarious and heartfelt novel about two Indian-American teens whose parents conspire to arrange their marriage. Dimple Shah has it all figured out. With graduation behind her, she's more than ready for a break from her family, from Mamma's inexplicable obsession with her finding the "Ideal Indian Husband." Ugh. Dimple knows they must respect her principles on some level, though. If they truly believed she needed a husband right now, they wouldn't have paid for her to attend a summer program for aspiring web developers...right? Rishi Patel is a hopeless romantic. So when his parents tell him that his future wife will be attending the same summer program as him--wherein he'll have to woo her--he's totally on board. Because as silly as it sounds to most people in his life, Rishi wants to be arranged, believes in the power of tradition, stability, and being a part of something much bigger than himself. The Shahs and Patels didn't mean to start turning the wheels on this "suggested arrangement" so early in their children's lives, but when they noticed them both gravitate toward the same summer program, they figured, Why not? Dimple and Rishi may think they have each other figured out. But when opposites clash, love works hard to prove itself in the most unexpected ways.
Reviews & Awards
  • Booklist, 04/01/17
  • Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, 06/01/17
  • Horn Book Guide, 10/01/17
  • Kirkus Reviews starred, 03/15/17
  • Publishers Weekly, 03/27/17
  • School Library Connection, 08/01/17
  • School Library Journal, 03/01/17
  • Teacher Librarian, 04/01/18
  • Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA) starred, 06/01/17
Product Details
  • Publisher: Simon Pulse
  • Publication Date: May 22, 2018
  • Format: Paperback
  • Edition: First Simon Pulse paperback edition.
  • Dewey: -Fic-
  • Classifications: Fiction
  • Description: 380 pages ; 22 cm
  • ISBN-10: 1-48147-869-9
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-48147-869-4
  • Follett Number: 1497TN5
  • Interest Level: YA
  • ATOS Book Level: 5.1
  • AR Interest Level: UG
  • AR Points: 14
  • AR Quiz: 190496EN
  • Reading Counts Level: 5.3
  • Reading Counts Points: 22
  • Lexile: HL700L