There's something about Sweetie / by Sandhya Menon.
- 2 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
- 2 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)
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|Breckenridge Public Library||Y MEN (Text)||33500013064829||New||Available||-|
|Crookston Public Library||Y MEN (Text)||33500013064811||New||Available||-|
- ISBN: 9781534416789
- ISBN: 1534416781
- Physical Description: pages cm
- Edition: First Simon Pulse hardcover edition.
- Publisher: New York : Simon Pulse, 2019.
Companion to: When Dimple met Rishi.
Told in two voices, disappointed-in-love Ashish Patel and self-proclaimed fat athlete Sweetie Nair begin to find their true selves while dating under contract.
- Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 March #1
*Starred Review* Seventeen-year-old, swoonworthy Ashish Patel is the basketball star of Richmond Academy. Bummed after being dumped by his college girlfriend, he challenges his parents to make good on their constant threat to find him an Indian American girl to date. Their choice is Sweetie Nair, Piedmont High's track star. When Ashish's mother proposes the match, Sweetie's mother adamantly insists that their children aren't compatibleânamely because Sweetie is fat. Furious with her mother's constant ragging about her weight, Sweetie takes matters into her own hands and agrees to the Patels' four-date contract without telling her parents. Ashish and Sweetie accept the arrangement, each feeling they have something to prove, wondering if this arranged match will work, and not knowing what will happen when Sweetie's parents find out. Ashish and Sweetie share narrative duties, and both are flanked by supportive friends and caring parentsâeven if their approaches to love can be painful at times. Menon, as always, champions teens by allowing them the space and pace to make decisions, succeed or fail, learn, and blossom. This companion book to her successful debut, When Dimple Met Rishi (2017), hits all the right notes and delivers a joyful relationship that discards society's dictates about appearance in favor of loving the whole person. Give this to readers who love a good rom-com with a message.HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: Menon's debut won readers' hearts, and her fans will turn out in droves for its sequel. An author tour will add to the frenzy. Grades 7-12. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.
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