When Dimple Met Rishi

Book review by Lucinda Dyer, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 13+

Opposites begin to attract in sweet arranged-union tale.

Parents say

age 15+

Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 9 reviews

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age 14+

Cute fluffy romance

I love the concept of this book - When Harry met Sally with Indian American teenagers. The world needs more books about diverse characters and more romances with Asian American leads. The writing and pacing were a bit flat for me. I put the age at 14-15+ because the 18 year old main characters do have sex, which while not graphic, does having them taking their shirts off. Definitely too mature for my 12 year old.

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Too much sex
Too much swearing
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age 16+

Formulaic , but cute

I read on the dust jacket that the author was a fan of Bollywood and that makes total sense because this book is basically Bollywood meets a YA novel. It's about 17+ year olds so there are several mentions of sexual activity and one sex "scene" (though nothing is graphically described). Some of the characters are a bit stereotypical and flat and the storyline was completely formulaic and predictable, but it had some cute moments. A good beach book!

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For kids who love teen romance and comedy

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