When Dimple Met Rishi
The arranged marriage YA romcom you didn't know you wanted or needed...
Her main aim in life is to escape her traditional parents, get to university and begin her plan for tech world domination.
He's rich, good-looking and a hopeless romantic. His parents think Dimple is the perfect match for him, but she's got other plans...
This book was honestly so wonderful. It was an absolute delight to read. It is adorable. It's laugh out loud hilarious. It'll give you alllllll the feels.
As this novel follows to Indian-American protagonists who's parents have essentially "suggested" a potential arranged marriage between the two, I can't speak for the representation. I will say, I've only seen rave reviews from Indian reviewers and ...more
People: this books is the worst lol don't read it
Me: hahahah it can't be that bad
Me: *is wrong*
So what even is the point of me being on this website if I don't even listen to the thousands of negative reviews on my feed that are there to guide me towards great books? Every single time someo ...more
Do you ever read a book and you’re almost impressed by how bad it is? This one is, like, genuinely written in the hopes of creating more diversity in the young adult genre and look at that. Girl hate!
Wow-ee. Almost enough to make me laugh if I weren’t already crying from hopelessness, depressed with the irrefutable ...more
Thank you to everyone for being so supportive ❤️❤️❤️ I don't have enough words to describe my love for y'all. Bless your souls ❤️❤️❤️
In all seriousness, I never brought this bullshit onto my review to make the drama even bigger but I'm going to take advantage of this experience and help spread awareness.
I admit, this experience was shitty. I never thought writing this review ...more
So I just checked and realized I've been reading this for 10 days???? It never takes me that long. This book...y'all this book was such a huge disappointment and I promised myself if it were to be one, I would draw bananas all over my exams. I was hoping to finish this cringe before my exams,,, but it's so gross, I legit dragged this one for like 10 days.
Not gonna lie, this was actually somewhat fun and cute towards the beginning. But then this one ki ...more
The best part?! Both Dimple and Rishi are HUGE ne ...more
DNFing it because I promised myself I would stop torturing myself.
Dimple is pretty rude. Rishi had the biggest insta love feelings ever. App contest? what app contest? This is just Dimple hitting Rishi, them kissing and now there's a talent show?!
It's not a horrible read, it's just pointless for me to finish it.
When Dimple Met Rishi was supposed to be the book of my dreams. It was supposed to clear my acne and water my neglected plants. It was supposed to help get into a good university and build my self confidence. . .
But the only thing it actually did was make me silently cry fake tears bc I wasn’t even invested in it enough to spend actual emotions on it
- Indian representation – I’m pretty familiar with the culture bc I’ve grown up around Indians my ent ...more
1) The whole thing ...more
See, Dimple and Rishi were promised to each other by their parents. Only, Dimple has no idea she was set up, while Rishi does. As you can guess, that is bound to lead to catastrophic, but also quite entertaining, events.
Obviously, arranged marriages happen all the time, especially to young people of certain cultures, but I still found this story very original.
That is why I read it, actually. It’s not a story that I can imagine happening to a lot of ...more
Oh my goodness, what a whirlwind. It is one of those books, one of those stories that I'm unable to review properly. It is, without a doubt, one of the best feelings to see yourself, aspects of your personality and culture, within a character. To find hope, inspiration and resilience in them and applying it to your own life. I thoroughly enjoyed reading every single page of this wonderful book!
that being said, something is definitely missing from this story, but i honestly have no id ...more
When Dimple Met Rishi starts with a promising premise: two college-bound, Indian-American teens meet at a summer app design program. Their parents have already arranged their marriage. ...more
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a lot of hype ... and ...
sort of meh at best actually
What I Liked
There were moments in this book that were extremely cute. The concept was adorable. I loved Rishi and Dimple’s first encounter. I actually really enjoyed this book until one specific scene where it all went downhill fast for me (see below). I loved Rishi and I enjoyed Dimple when she was being the Dimple from the beginning of the book (more on thi ...more
Nothing else about it is appealing. NOTHING. Just the writing is enough to turn people off. It reads like the countless fanfiction you forced yourself through because a show's writers refused to make your ship canon, so now you have to wade through story after story of typos and grammar mistakes for resolution. But those authors aren't paid for their material. I'm the first to admit fanfiction is ...more
I changed my mind. When I started this book the first thing I thought was: another over hyped book and more of the same.
And yes, it is more of the same but from another perspective and very well told. I loved it!
The protagonists Dimple and Rishi are Hindu-Americans, with parents very attached to their culture of origin. They both just finished high school and will study at Stanford and MIT, but first both are going to a summer camp, Dimple to gain more insight from her applicat ...more
I absolutely loved this cover and after reading the synopsis, couldn't wait to get my greedy hands on it.
I loved Dimple and Rishi. They're both so smart and so alike and different at the same time. She's sort of rebelling against the traditional ways of her family and he's all for it and I was captivated by reading them figure it all out.
The plot for the story was delightful. I loved having them thrown into a situation away from home and be ...more
OKAY HERE WE GO.
LET US VENTURE INTO A MESSY RANT WHICH IS GONNA BE COMPLETELY IN CAPS LOCK AND IDGAF ABOUT IT TBH
Here's a short fictional story that express what this book was:
The sound of YA fans squealing echoes throughout the world in single monotone scream, indicating the release of the extremely hyped and anticipated When Dimple Met Rishi. Everyone rushes to the bookstore, excitement vividly visible on their faces. They fetch a copy and dash to their reading spots only to ...more
This book was simply adorable! So, when I saw the title of this book, I knew I had to read it. I have dimples, and that has been a nick-name of mine for the longest time, so I felt like it was fate I pick this one up! When Dimple Met Rishi was a nice change of pace from the standard YA read. I loved both of the main characters and their story!
Dimple Shah is an Indian-American teenager. She is independent, self-reliant, and knows what she wants in life. What she wants for herself and ...more
I don't know how the modern American/Indian family functions, but I think this was a very sweet romance that (maybe) gave a peek into the inner working of some of those families. And that, to me (<--white bread) was kinda cool. There is not only so much room for other viewpoints and experiences in romance, but a really need for them, as well. So, this was an amazing breath of fresh air.
The blurb tells you the gist of the plot, but it doesn't adequately explain how adorka ...more
“It was his damn fool heart. Ever optimistic, always looking for a sliver of sunshine in a sky clotted with thunderclouds.”
im actually angry people made this book out to be SO HORRIBLE like yall were out here saying dimple was abusive like literally what the fuckgjjdfgd
I have 3 things to say
1: im convinced yall have never met men in your life bc im telling u if a random man came up to me and said hey future wife i would fLIP my shit too
2: rejecting traditional femininity yourself (ie. I don' ...more
Great! as if all of my anticipated reads weren't disappointing!
I DNFed Flame in the Mist, and The Love Interest was a fucking joke.
this should actually be renamed 'When Disappointment Met Prabhleen'
thank god though that disappointment is not a big ass bitch like Dimple Shah. also thank god I'm not a cheese fest guy like Mr. Rishi Patel. THANK THE GOD. I am going to go to a gurudwara today to pray. Thanks Guru Granth Sahib for not making me into a cringe fest. :) :)
so, li ...more
So, let's just pros and cons ever ...more
The novel follows Dimple and Rishi, two young Indian-American high-school graduates that are attending a pre-university course before starting college. The interesting part is that Dimple doesn't know Rishi exists and at the same time Rishi shows up ready to ask Dimple to marry her. Hilarity ensues.
One of the main themes of the novel is how the characters balance their own dreams with their family expectations and traditions. I loved both characters, well, tha ...more
I loved the dynamic between the two main characters. They contrasted and complimented each other so well, and Rishi is a too good for this world cinnamon bun. I loved the hate-to-love element and watching both characters question themselves. I loved how relateable the feeling of wanting to break out of family obligations and watching your life plans change was. There's also a good brother relationship here, which is refreshing since we get a lot of emphasis on sisters in YA.
If you are needing some quirky girl and a love-struck boy to have a love story that keeps you giggling and grabs your attention (even if it is a little predictable), then you have come to the right book.
This book breaks away from a lot of the stereotypes that are out there for genders. Example, the girl is the one who wants the relationship or the boy is the one who never wants to settle down or the boy is the generous with technology and the girl is the cute artsy one.
I loved this book for wha ...more
I’ve been meaning to read this for a few years; now that I devoured it in one night, I don’t know what took me so long. I loved this book and it totally captured my heart!!
Dimple Shah is ready to break away from her traditional parents, who seem to want nothing more than for her to marry an IIH (Ideal Indian Husband) and give them grandchildren. But seeing as she just graduated high school, she’s definitely not ready for that—if she ever will be. She doesn't believe that her value can ...more
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