There’s Something About Sweetie
- 2019 Junior Library Guild Selection!
Coming May 14, 2019!
Pre-order internationally: Book Depository
Audiobook: Pre-order here.
Check out the full jacket wrap here.
The irresistible companion novel to the New York Times bestseller When Dimple Met Rishi, which follows Rishi’s brother, Ashish, and a confident, self-proclaimed fat athlete named Sweetie as they both discover what love means to them.
Ashish Patel didn’t know love could be so…sucky. After being dumped by his ex-girlfriend, his mojo goes AWOL. Even worse, his parents are annoyingly, smugly confident they could find him a better match. So, in a moment of weakness, Ash challenges them to set him up.
The Patels insist that Ashish date an Indian-American girl—under contract. Per subclause 1(a), he’ll be taking his date on “fun” excursions like visiting the Hindu temple and his eccentric Gita Auntie. Kill him now. How is this ever going to work?
Sweetie Nair is many things: a formidable track athlete who can outrun most people in California, a loyal friend, a shower-singing champion. Oh, and she’s also fat. To Sweetie’s traditional parents, this last detail is the kiss of death.
Sweetie loves her parents, but she’s so tired of being told she’s lacking because she’s fat. She decides it’s time to kick off the Sassy Sweetie Project, where she’ll show the world (and herself) what she’s really made of.
Ashish and Sweetie both have something to prove. But with each date they realize there’s an unexpected magic growing between them. Can they find their true selves without losing each other?
“Sweetie is probably the first plus-sized South Asian protagonist in YA, and I couldn’t be more excited to see her in an adorable romance.” –Book Riot, Most Anticipated 2019 Releases
“Menon’s rom-coms are absolute instabuys for me; her smart and funny characters full of charm and personality are just impossible for me to ignore, and the covers make sure I know exactly how good a time I’m in for.” – B&N Teen Blog
“‘There’s Something About Sweetie’ by Sandhya Menon is a love story that fans of ‘When Dimple Met Rishi’ will adore.” – Bustle Magazine
“Anytime your soul needs a hug, pick up a Sandhya Menon novel.” – Book Riot, Best Books We Read in December 2018
When Dimple Met Rishi
- Instant New York Times Bestseller!
- Instant National Indie Bestseller!
- A Top 10 Indie Next Pick!
- A Junior Library Guild Selection!
- Starred Review from Kirkus!
- Starred Review from VOYA!
- A 2017 Goodreads Choice Award Finalist!
- An Amazon Best Book of the Year!
- A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year!
- An NPR Books Best Book of the Year!
- A Target Best Book of the Year!
- An ALA BFYA (American Library Association Best Fiction for Young Adults) 2018 pick!
- An ALA Amelia Bloomer List pick for feminist YA fiction!
- An Indies Choice Award Finalist!
- 2018 South Asia Award Honor Book!
- Winner of the 2018 Colorado Book Award in Young Adult Literature!
New York Times and national Indie bestseller!
Foreign and Other Editions:
UK (Hodder & Stoughton): Buy on Amazon!
India (Hachette India): Buy on Amazon!
Turkey (Sis Yayincilik): Buy here.
France (Hachette Livre, date TBA): Links TBA!
Indonesia (Haru Publishing, date TBA): Links TBA!
Russia (EKSMO, date TBA): Links TBA!
Audiobook: Buy the audio CD here.
The YA rom-com everyone’s talking about! As seen in Teen Vogue, Bustle, and BookRiot—with a starred review from Kirkus Reviews—When Dimple Met Rishi follows 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. [read more=”Read more” less=”Read less”] 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.
“The arranged marriage YA rom-com we’ve been waiting for.” –Bustle Magazine
From Twinkle, With Love
A Barnes & Noble Most Anticipated Sophomore Novel of 2018!
Available in Scholastic Book Clubs starting Fall 2018!
An Indie Next Summer 2018 Pick!
One of Popsugar’s 10 Exciting Summer Releases!
June 2018 Pick for Chloe Lukasiak’s Book Club!
Starred Review from Kirkus!
Starred Review from Booklist!
Starred Review from School Library Journal!
An NPR Books Best Book of the Year!
Aspiring filmmaker and wallflower Twinkle Mehra has stories she wants to tell and universes she wants to explore, if only the world would listen. So when fellow film geek Sahil Roy approaches her to direct a movie for the upcoming Summer Festival, Twinkle is all over it. The chance to publicly showcase her voice as a director? Dream come true. The fact that it gets her closer to longtime crush, Neil Roy—aka Sahil’s twin brother? Dream come true x 2.
When mystery man ‘N’ begins emailing her, Twinkle is sure it’s Neil, finally ready to begin their happily-ever-after. The only slightly inconvenient problem is that, in the course of movie-making, she’s fallen in love with the irresistibly adorkable Sahil.
Twinkle soon realizes that resistance is futile: The romance she’s got is not the one she scripted. But will it be enough?
Told through the letters Twinkle writes to her favorite female filmmakers, From Twinkle, With Love navigates big truths about friendship, family, and the unexpected places love can find you.
Check out the full wrap jacket here.
Canada (Simon & Schuster): Links coming soon!
UK (Hodder & Stoughton): June 7, 2018. Links coming soon!
AUS/NZ (Hachette UK): June 7, 2018. Links coming soon!
Russia (EKSMO): Links coming soon!
“From Twinkle, With Love is a cinematic rom-com as charming as Menon’s New York Times best-selling debut, When Dimple Met Rishi.” -Teen Vogue
“Funny and sweet.” – Buzzfeed
“This bubbly, humorous novel effortlessly explores complex subjects… As in When Dimple Met Rishi, Menon gives her heroine room to stumble as she comes into her own; teens will be rooting for Twinkle the whole way. A sweet, smart gem for most readers.” — School Library Journal, starred review
“…An often laugh-out-loud funny journey through the tribulations of high school… The teen voice is pitch-perfect.” — Booklist, starred review
“Menon’s sophomore effort is a charming and sophisticated rom-com that outshines her previous outing.” — Kirkus, starred review
“The characters are deeply likeable and richly drawn.” — VOYA
“Effervescent.” — Publisher’s Weekly
“I laughed, I cried, I skipped dinner without realizing it. I hereby give this novel two thumbs up, and declare it to be better than ‘Cats.'” — NPR Books