There's Something About Sweetie
'I'm head-over-heels for this charming, funny, romantic, life-affirming book.' Becky Albertalli, New York Times bestselling author of Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda
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...more
My head turns because of overloaded feelings are now everywhere ! After reading this book I feel joy, hope, love, genuineness, wholeheartedness, happiness, freedom , adrenaline, optimism pumping into my blood!
Sweetie , there is not something ...more
➢ I loved how Sweetie was The Softest and so wise and mature, but also not about to be walked over! I love angry girls, but soft girl rep is important too and I just adore her!
➢ I actually didn't remember Ashish much from Dimple & Rishi's book oops, but he was a ...more
You guys. I can’t even tell you how much I love Sweetie. She’s so good and such a lovely person. I loved how she saw herself and how she was happy with herself. Ashish took me a second to warm up to, but he was quite a marshmallow and I was quickly invested. And there’s such a great cast of secondary characters here: both Sweetie and Ashish have excellent friends and I’m hoping we’ll get more from the ...more
On the whole, this was sweet. I enjoyed the overall story of a fat girl proving to herself and others that she doesn’t need to be thin to be considered worthy or to have success. And she was doing this whilst challenging the Indian cultural norm and being respectful of it at the same time.
Honestly, how can I not give this book anything but 5 stars. Matter of fact, I would give it a million! Obviously.
I mean what more can you want from a book than for it to be extremely adorable and a swoon-fest along with an important message. This book is not just about a cute romance but it also digs deep into self love and worth. It teaches us we are enough the way we are. The society may create a gap between “thin” and “fat” but at the end of the day we are all e ...more
Resisting fatphobic messages was one thing -- but what about the insidious, ...more
"'Sweetie she's...she's like the other half of my jagged soul, you know? She's got the soft edges that fuse with my hard ones.' He shook his head. 'There's something about Sweetie. Something I can't explain.'"
There's Something About Sweetie by Sandhya Menon is her third YA contemporary rom-com, this one a sequel to When Dimple Met Rishi, her debut novel. There's Something About Sweetie follows the story of Ashish Patel, Rishi Patel's ~ cool ~ younger brother who loses his 'mojo' afte ...more
Sweetie is a fat girl, she loves her friends, school, life, she is athletic, a runner and a singer. Her only problem in life is her mother. Who doesn't think Sweetie is good enough until she loses weight. Things go worse when Sweetie is into this guy Ashish and his parents want to set Sweetie up with him but her mom says that Sweetie can't be with him because they won't suit, she is fat and he is handsome, he is rich and she is "Swee ...more
4.5 stars. I really adored this book, friends! It’s easily become my favorite of Sandhya Menon’s body of work. I truly feel like this YA rom-com also has so much heart, and Sweetie and Ashish were both wonderful. Totally enjoyed it and cannot recommend it enough! ...more
There's Something About Sweetie was so wonderful. Packed full of sweet and heartfelt messages about accepting who we are and being strong and independent while still being respectful of others.
I love not only the strong and powerful m ...more
this was the cute and fluffy story i had needed. sweetie is quite literally the sweetest girl ever. i especially loved the fat rep and how open and empowering she is about her body. it wasn’t the cliché “no one will love me until i lose weight and love myself” kinda story, but she OWNED it and proved people that fat does not equal unhealthy or laz ...more
It is the sequel of When Dimple Met Rishi, Ashish who is Rishi’s younger brother is MC here. I didn’t like Ashish in the first book. He was stubborn and annoying. But the first person POV made him looks better :D.
It is a light and quick read. The story focuses on two important issues, being fat is not bad and What the society will say( It is a big thing in South Asia, as we live in close communities so people have a real impact in your life, so yes parents are always too conscio ...more
This book is inspiring and delivers an important message in an impressive way: love yourself as you are, don't change, you are beautiful inside AND out! I've never been fat, I've always had a hard time using this word because it's pejorative, but I've been bullied in high school because I was tall and thin. I'm not saying it's the same thing, I'm saying you don't have to be fat to be bullie ...more
There’s Something About Sweetie by Sandhya Menon is the charming rom-com I have been waiting for since we first met Ashish in When Dimple Met Rishi. I adored the mix of cute content and a powerful message, and both Ashish and Sweetie are realistic characters. This is the perfect light and sweet read for a sunny day.
I’ve been a fan of Sandhya Menon for a while now, so this book was one of my highly anticipated for the spring. It follows Ashish, who is dealing with a ...more
We already know from the first book that Ashish is a co ...more
There is so much about this book that i love many things hit close to home really close 😔
After reading this book i am disgusted by the people who put others down just to feel better about themseleves totally disgusted 😑
I feel like sweetie mom truly only wanted to protect sweetie becz they do give people who are different a hard time and they sadly get accepted easily but when she standup for sweetie i have tears in my eyes
It did get a little che ...more
Oh, and let’s count the other things I love too! 1) no bro culture or sex-focus. The male lead’s best frien ...more
this was THE SWEETEST book ever i loved sweetie and ashish i loved the pop culture and bollywood references i loved the discussions about female empowerment and the reclaiming of the word ‘fat’ as something positive i LOVED the family dynamics and the many moments towards the end of the book especially between sweetie and her mum which made me SOB
this book was super cute and happy and frustrating and angsty and dramatic and ...more
maybe because it is YA and it is not really my thing
this series is excellent, but I just am not feeling it
loved Sweetie, she was amazing despite her asshole family being awful
Well I planned to finish this before the release date, since it was an ARC and all, but then my daughter decided to make her debut into the world earlier than anticipated and it was all I could do to function on a basic level. BUT I finally finished this!
Anyway, I really enjoyed Sweetie. It was cute, light, fluffy, and just what I needed to get through the many sleepless nights that come with a newborn. Sweetie is a fantastic protagonist, and I really enjoyed her relationship with Ashish. ...more
OMG!!! I loved loved loved every word of this book! Can I leave my review at that? Sandhya has been writing consistently amazing stories about brown girls and their happily ever after and it makes my heart very very happy. I feel like Sandhya Menon just gets what I want out of a feel-good book.
There's Something About Sweetie was extra special for me because I saw in Sweetie someone that young Nick could have aspired to be. She was amazing and I had so much admiration and respect for her. Sweetie ...more
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