Tuesday, December 11, 2018
Teen Tuesday and Audiobook Review: From Twinkle with Love by Sandhya Menon
From Twinkle with Love by Sandhya Menon. Unabridged downloadable audiobook, ~8 hours. Read by Soneela Nankani. Simon & Schuster Audio, May, 2018. 9781508255383.
Teen readers, especially those who are into film, looking for a fluffy fun romance featuring an aspiring filmmaker need look no further than this epistolary novel featuring Twinkle Mehra. The sixteen-year-old gets a chance to write and direct her own film for a film festival and she's super-excited, especially when her crush's twin brother, Sahil steps up to be producer. Twinkle has had a crush on Neil forever and thinks this might be a way to get closer. When she starts receiving secret messages from someone named N., she assumes that it is Neil, all the while relying more and more on Sahil, as a friend.
Twinkle is equal part endearing and enraging as she stumbles from one misunderstanding to another. Soneela Nankani voices her doubts and triumphs perfectly. Readers will root for Twinkle.