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This is what happens when I go roaming unsupervised through the YA section of my library.
I had heard great things about this book by Sandhya Menon from some of my bookish friends. They said it was basically a Bollywood movie in novel form and that’s about right. So obviously I immediately added it to my TBR list.
It’s every bit as adorable as my friends told me it was.
Dimple and Rishi are two kids of Indian immigrants living in Northern California. Dimple wants to be the best computer programmer there ever was. Her parents are probably middle class, but not very wealthy, so when she asks to go to an expensive coding camp the summer between high school and college, she’s astonished when they agree without question.
Rishi is an artist who loves comic books, but has chosen to pursue the more “practical” career path of engineering, like his father who runs a ComEd-type company.
Their parents haven’t exactly arranged their marriage, but they’ve agreed that their kids would be good together and they should at least meet each other.
Rishi knows about this arrangement. Dimple does not. And Rishi doesn’t know that Dimple doesn’t know.