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Radha & Jai's Recipe for Romance

By Nayanika Kapoor, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Light, Indian-dance-themed romance has positive messages.

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This book cute, feel-good story will have readers rooting for the sweet romance between Radha and Jai. Fans of Indian food and Bollywood culture will love the recipes and movie references sprinkled throughout that spice up the story. Radha & Jai's Recipe for Romance does a good job of destigmatizing mental health struggles and panic attacks, and makes sure that the characters aren't seen as weak or powerless. However, sometimes, the arguments between characters can seem rushed and unresolved. Even though some of the underlying problems are not addressed, the book rushes into a happy ending that feels nice but leaves some questions unanswered and can come across as unrealistic.

Overall, this is a fun, light read for romance fans interested in learning more about Indian culture and what the Indian American experience looks like for different people, but lacks the depth required for some of the topics that it broaches.

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