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From Twinkle, with Love

By Lucinda Dyer, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Sparkling romantic comedy has lots to say about friendship.

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age 16+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 18+


Nice and good think
age 14+

Cute storyline but poorly executed

I really wanted to like this book. I thought a story about a teen filmmaker would be cute and lighthearted. However, I found a story about a whiny teen who could not understand boys to save her life. She is absolutely clueless that one guy likes her (even though it's completely obvious). When she gets to the actual filmmaking, she's an absolute jerk to her co-workers and doesn't even notice that she is the one being a jerk. Aside from the disappointing execution of the book, this book had about 3 uses of the s-word, numerous uses of the h-word, d-word, and b-----d. There was some kissing, and there was a gay couple.

Is It Any Good?

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Kids say (4 ):

This sweet, sparkling romantic comedy has serious messages about friendship, making good moral choices, and never judging people by who they seem to be on the outside. In From Twinkle, with Love, author Sandhya Menon once again builds her story around a funny inspiring Indian American teen who's relatable to any reader who's ever had an unattainable crush, been hurt by a friend, felt like an outsider, or had a big dream for the future.

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