“From Twinkle, with Love” (2018) – Sandhya Menon

From Twinkle, with Love by Sandhya Menon Spoiler Free Review

Finished reading 25 November 2021 – 11 April 2022


Less than 5-word critique: adorkable, delightful, funny, and compelling.

“From Twinkle, With Love” is a very sweet and unputdownable young adult contemporary romance about following your dreams while getting some good and bad surprises along the way.

We follow Twinkle Mehra, a self-proclaimed wallflower with dreams of becoming a filmmaker. An opportunity arrives in the form of Sahil Roy, the nerdy and compassionate twin brother (who may have a crush on Twinkle) of Neil, the most popular guy at school (And Twinkle’s crush), who encourages her to make a film for an upcoming festival. She agrees, seeing this as a moment to shine for her movie aspirations while at the same time getting emails from the mysterious N, who Twinkle is certain might be Neil. And there may be something brewing between her and Sahil.
Told through letters to her favourite directors, Twinkle goes on a journey of first love, career dreams, family, friendships, school, and self-discovery.

Menon’s writing is brilliantly vivid and excellent. The film references are also entertaining and greatly used in the story.
The characters are fun, relatable, and well-developed.

Recommended to those who enjoy:

*Nerdy characters
*Relatable and charming characters
*Feisty, sweet grandparents
*Cute romance