When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon

When Dimple Met Rishi

A New York Times bestsellerThe rom-com that everyone’s talking about! Eleanor & Park meets Bollywood in this hilarious and heartfelt novel about two Indian-American teens whose parents conspire to arrange their marriage.Dimple Shah has it all figured out. With graduation behind her, she’s more than ready for a break from her family, from Mamma’s inexplicable obsession...

Title:When Dimple Met Rishi
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ISBN:1481478680
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:380 pages

When Dimple Met Rishi Reviews

  • Cait (Paper Fury)
    May 19, 2017

    It's totally nerdy and full of adorkable socially awkward characters and so. much. delicious. food and features the absolute

    romance. AHHHHHH. I've been looking forward to this book for ages, and I'm

    glad it was everything I wanted. And I'm about as romantic as a dead slug, so the fact that I was squeeing???!

    It's totally nerdy and full of adorkable socially awkward characters and so. much. delicious. food and features the absolute

    romance. AHHHHHH. I've been looking forward to this book for ages, and I'm

    glad it was everything I wanted. And I'm about as romantic as a dead slug, so the fact that I was squeeing???!

    Dimple is all into coding and computers and Rishi is (in denial though) a huge comic book artist. Like excuse me while that is the perfect pair?? And let's be real here:

    And when they met and and Rishi though she knew about their parents arranged marriage so jokingly says "Hello future wife" and she throws her coffee at him and runs away? #shipping

    I know it's a huge cultural thing but honestly the few times I've read about it, it's always been a super dark negative. And this wasn't like their parents were all "GET MARRIED OR DIE". Their parents were

    nice and chill about it. (Ok...Dimple's mum was the opposite of chill.) But the parents really were lovely and wanted the best for their kids. And that's so healthy and lovely to read???

    I ship it so hard, I cannot even.

    The story is in 3rd person which is my

    and also ridiculously rare for contemporaries. I feel like I connected to the story SO much more with it being in 3rd. I loved how we got both Dimple and Rishi's perspective. Becuase jfkdlsa dI love them both so much.

    Rishi is the most pure cinnamon roll to ever exist. And Dimple is all sharpness and intelligence and basically the best.

    Because I'm fussy. I know. [dramatic sob in the corner]

    • I though Rishi's brother Ashish's storyline was

    thrown in and random. It really detracted from Rishi/Dimple.

    • Some of Dimple's choices at the end were really frustrating. But, like...being a teen isn't about being super mature all the time. Haaaaa, I KNOW THAT. But I couldn't help feeling she was unfair.

    • Also it was a teeny bit predictable.

    But like those are tiny things?!? I honestly thoroughly enjoyed it and it was

    and so nerdy and geeky and all the things I want to read about!

    Also all the praise for adorable sweet nerdy boys like Rishi who are too precious for this world. And 10/10 for all the food appreciation. I realise it's late at night but I'm starving, thanks for nothing, to this book.

  • Lala BooksandLala
    Jun 08, 2017

    Oh the preciousness

  • Emma Giordano
    Feb 25, 2017

    If you were looking for your perfect cute summer contemporary romance novel . . . look no further.

    This book was honestly so wonderful. It was an absolute delight to read. It is adorable. It's laugh out loud hilarious. It'll give you alllllll the feels.

    As this novel follows to Indian-American protagonists who's parents have essentially "suggested" a potential arranged marriage between the two, I can't speak for the representation. I will say, I've only seen rave reviews from Indian reviewers and

    If you were looking for your perfect cute summer contemporary romance novel . . . look no further.

    This book was honestly so wonderful. It was an absolute delight to read. It is adorable. It's laugh out loud hilarious. It'll give you alllllll the feels.

    As this novel follows to Indian-American protagonists who's parents have essentially "suggested" a potential arranged marriage between the two, I can't speak for the representation. I will say, I've only seen rave reviews from Indian reviewers and it is so clear to me that many readers could really identify with these two characters who may share their heritage. In my experience, I virtually have no knowledge of Indian culture whatsoever. As it's a hugely influential part of the story, I do feel I took away a lot! There are many phrases and words in Hindi, they speak about different types of Indian fashion, and overall display a lot of customs I previously did not know much about. I ended up googling a lot of what was included in the novel and really enjoying learning something new about Indian culture! I've left this novel with a huge desire to learn more, and to especially watch more Bollywood movies. I think this story would be enjoyable for Indian readers and non-Indian readers like. There's so much to love about the way this culture is presented.

    Like I said, the humor is CONSTANT. This is a seriously funny read and I promise you will find yourself laughing all throughout. I can't remember the last time I read a book that I could really sell to you based solely on comedic value, but my gosh is this book downright hysterical. It's totally worth the read just for the comedy and amusement.

    Dimple is such a queen. Any girl who can call out her mother's misogynistic views by page five is a girl I can get behind. She is 100% unique and sure of herself - She's a non-conformist and happy with being in her own skin. She's absolutely independent and unafraid to be herself. I really appreciated the individuality of her character and her determination to stay true to herself.

    Rishi is such a loveable dork. "Dork" is sincerely the only way I can describe it because he's just so goofy and full of life. He's a dedicated person, whether that's to his parents wishes or to his own heart. He really goes over the moon for the people he cares about and I think that's so admirable.

    I think the only thing I would have liked to see MORE of - not that the book is not absolutely fabulous - is a more developed story of the web design aspect of this book. Dimple & Rishi attend the same summer program/contest where the goal is to develop an app to present to professionals in the world of web design. Dimple repeatedly expresses her love for coding and it's obvious that she is pursuing a career she is passionate about. I just would have liked more scenes of Dimple and Rishi actively working on their app they are at the program for, in addition to all of the fun scenes that come from their summer together. I think Dimple's idea for the app itself was revolutionary and a bit more development on their coding process and how the app eventually comes out would have only aided the story.

    Overall, this book was fantastic. It made me happy. It made me emotional. It helped educate me. I'm really thankful I experienced this story and I really hope you all pick it up this May 30th! I'm hoping to have a longer review on my YouTube channel in the coming months, so stay tuned for that!

  • Cait • A Page with a View
    Feb 23, 2017

    THIS BOOK IS STRAIGHT UP PRECIOUS.

    Dimple Shah's mother is constantly trying to get her to wear makeup, grow her hair out, and care more about her appearance, but Dimple is more interested in coding useful apps and has no interest in getting married anytime soon. Dimple's parents agree to pay for her to attend a summer coding competition because Rishi Patel will be there. The parents of both teens have agreed their kids are compatible, but Dimple's have neglected to men

    THIS BOOK IS STRAIGHT UP PRECIOUS.

    Dimple Shah's mother is constantly trying to get her to wear makeup, grow her hair out, and care more about her appearance, but Dimple is more interested in coding useful apps and has no interest in getting married anytime soon. Dimple's parents agree to pay for her to attend a summer coding competition because Rishi Patel will be there. The parents of both teens have agreed their kids are compatible, but Dimple's have neglected to mention him...

    Rishi is more traditional (he learned Hindi before English) and focused on being a good son, so he goes to the summer program with the intent to meet his future wife. He wants to draw comics but is going to MIT to be an engineer and provide for his family like his parents planned.

    The first half of the book was ADORABLE and had so many hilarious scenes. Rishi was the cutest guy... the first thing he says to Dimple is "hello future wife, I can't wait to get started on the rest of our lives" (mostly as a joke). She has NO clue who he is, though, so she chucks her iced coffee at him and runs away.

    The story is told through the alternating POVs of both characters so you can see a scene unfold through Rishi's eager infatuation and Dimple's caution. Dimple makes it clear she is not about to get married anytime soon, but they end up as partners for the competition and fall in love as they start spending more time together. It's predictable but so, so cute.

    The second half of the story started feeling more like a generic blend of a bunch of other YA contemporaries (which isn't necessarily a bad thing... those plots are popular for a reason). And the end was cheesy but cute.

    However, stories that spend so much time hating a stereotyped group of people really turn into a drag after a few hundred pages. That's not fun to read and was a bit disappointing when there were SO many more creative directions this story could have gone in besides focusing on how horrible the straight, white, privileged "Aberzombie" teens were. That (and the subtle girl hate) is like the most cliche thing for a YA story to make into the villain. So that focus (or the shallow way in which it was carried out) killed some of the story's momentum for me.

    But I really did love these characters and had a lot of fun reading this! The writing was good, the diversity was awesome to see, and the characters felt like realistic teens.

    Thank you to the publisher & Riveted for sending me the ARC box!

  • Tweebs☯
    Jun 14, 2017

    I wanted to respond to everyone's comments but I didn't want to come off repetitive so I'll express my gratitude on here.

    Thank you to everyone for being so supportive ❤❤❤ I don't have enough words to describe my love for y'all. Bless your souls ❤❤❤

    In all seriousness, I never brought this bullshit onto my review to make the drama even bigger but I'm going to take advantage of this experience and help spread awareness.

    I admit, this experience was shitty. I never thought writing this review will l

    I wanted to respond to everyone's comments but I didn't want to come off repetitive so I'll express my gratitude on here.

    Thank you to everyone for being so supportive ❤️❤️❤️ I don't have enough words to describe my love for y'all. Bless your souls ❤️❤️❤️

    In all seriousness, I never brought this bullshit onto my review to make the drama even bigger but I'm going to take advantage of this experience and help spread awareness.

    I admit, this experience was shitty. I never thought writing this review will lead to this type of bullshit. If I had the chance to go back in time and re-write my review.

    I'll never change my opinions to satisfy anyone and I'll never stop writing honest reviews. My mom didn't carry me for 9 months to give birth to an ass kisser. I'm sorry for being blunt but if you don't like my opinion then please don't fight me on it. Please don't take it to other websites. If you're honestly upset over anything I've ever written then talk to me. I'm a very understanding person and I'm cool with anyone sharing their opinions; whether it be agreeing or disagreeing with mines.

    If you ever find yourself in a similar situation, then I advise you to

    To the person who shall not be named even though she legit exposed my name,

    *************

    For those who got offended over my review, why don't you take a seat because I'm going to clear some shit up for you.

    I didn't pick this book up thinking it's going to be exactly like a Bollywood movie.

    I just said I watched them. That's all. Is it a crime to watch Bollywood Movies?

    I never judged this book because it didn't live up to the expectations of a Bollywood movie or "the obvious stereotype of indians" as one said.

    Idk why I have explain this shit but I'm left with no choice. Y'all need to know that I will never in my entire existence judge a book due to that reasoning. I'd punch my own self. I only judged this book due to its characters and how they pissed me off. I wasn't thinking about Bollywood movies or any stereotypes when I was writing my review. The thought never even crossed my mind. I have Indian friends and I know for a fact that Bollywood movies isn't an accurate representation of the Indian Culture.

    Where y'all got that from, I will never know. I've already listed out the frustrations I had with Dimple, so go look at it because I'm not re-typing it. If you don't agree with my opinion of Dimple then okay.

    For those who read my review whether on GR or Twitter

    I want you to know that it's not cool to take my words and twist it up. If you misunderstood my review then please say something.

    I've never been so angry. I literally said I watch Bollywood movies and y'all went crazy.

    What's next? Y'all going to arrest me for saying I like anime or something?

    If you had a problem with my review then please drop a comment telling me what got you angry. Even if, someone had taken upon themselves to grace the Twitter community with my review and said a few hateful things;

    I'm not even hurt because I know myself. I know, I'm not racist and if you got that vibe from me then you need to professional help. I'm not trying to be modest or anything but I'm the nicest person. I'm so down to learning about new cultures. I watch so many foreign things and listen to foreign music. I don't have a single racist bone in my body. My friends are so diverse. My family is POC.

    I'm so infuriated by that

    comment

    I'm so done with this shit. Idk what else you want me to say but if you still have any problems.

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    “When Dimple Met Rishi” more like “When Dimple Met my Fist” because I will forever be angry about the fact that this lil shit named Dimple wasted a perfect ice coffee. That was straight up

    This girl literally stood in line to only throw an ice coffee at someone. Talk about ruuuuuuude like I get why she did it but no. My heart still hurts reading that scene like I swear i never knew how passionate i was about the ice coffee life until this book.

    It’s funny how the ice coffee is on the cover and I’m legit here like :

    I get it, I'm ranting over a fucking drink. But I'm just representing the ice coffee since it can't speak for itself. #justice4icecoffee.

    Reading this book was like ordering a prom dress from online. You see a dress on a randamn website and you think to yourself,

    Then, you have to wait for the prom queen worthy dress and when you get it, this is what happens :

    I've never felt so unsatisfied by a book in my entire life.

    Just like the prom dress, I was expecting to love this. I have a few friends who love Bollywood movies and made me watch them which I actually really enjoyed. When I seen this book, I thought it was cool to have an indian rep. Maybe get some Bollywood vibes. You feel me?? I even got myself hyped up because

    What a joke. I'm honestly wondering if I got the right book because whaa..?? I refuse to accept the fact that one of my anticipated releases was the biggest let down. I will forever question hype books or more like 4 or 5 star reviews from now on. I give up. #trustissues

    It's very easy, friends.

    As in, "When Dimple met my Fist",

    She's the reason why I hate this book. Well, she's among one of the reasons.

    Dimple is such an annoying lil shit. I liked the ice coffee better than her and it was in the book for literally 2 seconds. I legit got angry at my cousin for no reason the other day because she has dimples and somehow that reminded me of Dimple. I don't think I can even look at Harry Styles anymore without associating him with Dimple but....... I'll fix that problem because Dimple ain't ruining Harry styles for me. Nope.

    Would you believe that I actually liked her? For the first 20 pages or so? because I can't believe my own self. My hatred towards Dimple started ever since that ice coffee scene. I'm not saying that I have a grudge against her but that's exactly what I'm saying. I tolerated her character. I found her somewhat cool because she was a nerd, stood up for herself, wanted to pursue her dreams, and shit. I could feel the potential in her character. Then, she completely killed my hopes when she met Rishi. Her entire character changed. She went from tolerable to

    I would honestly pay someone $5 to explain to me why this girl changed like that?

    Is she a pokemon? Who switched her? Bring back the Dimple I liked in the first 20 pages because I just can't accept this new version of her. I was beyond annoyed. If she was real and literally took a breath, I would've screamed at her.

    Her character was everywhere. It was a hot mess and idk where to begin describing her character. I just want to know how I managed to continue reading without flinging the book across the Atlantic Ocean.

    For Rishi, I actually liked the dude for more than 20 pages. He was okayish. I didn't mind him. Alright, I hated him a little. Most of the time, I was hopping between :

    where :) is :) it :)

    It's like googling something and if it's not on the first page then that's it. It's not there. It's not anywhere. Just like this plot. Okay, it was there for a bit in the beginning. I could see it going somewhere but then it vanished. Or it literally got split up and went different directions. Or I simply couldn't focus because Dimple was being an annoying lil shit. Yup, I'm just going to blame her. It's easier. Or the fact that they kept kissing every 5 seconds; because I was distracted by disgust to pay attention to the plot.

    ○ Indian culture

    ○ I was in it for the indian culture tbh

    Thank you for ending.

    There's so many things I want to say about this book but then again, who wants to sit here and type about my 99 problems. I'm just over it. I'm done. And to those who loved this book, y'all are incredible. Thank you for loving this for me. I was hoping to join the fangirling over this book but nah i don't think i'm cut out for this.

    Ugh.

    I'm honestly upset that this book didn't live up to my expectations. It had everything but this book will not discourage me from picking up other books by

    . I still have faith you will create another book that will be 100000 times better than this one. I'm hoping you prove me right. Please just don't add another character who is like Dimple. One of her is enough. Two of her will actually make me hate Harry styles.

    *drops mic*

  • sana  °¤°
    May 31, 2017

    EDIT: Please read my homegirl

    So I just checked and realized I've been reading this for 10 goddamn days???? What the hell, it felt like fucking months. This book...y'all this book was such a huge disappointment and I promised myself if it were to be one, I would draw bananas all over my exams. I was hoping to finish this cringe before my exams,,, but it's so gross, I legit dragged this one for like 10 fvcking days.

    Not gonna lie, this was actually somewhat fun and cute towards the

    EDIT: Please read my homegirl

    So I just checked and realized I've been reading this for 10 goddamn days???? What the hell, it felt like fucking months. This book...y'all this book was such a huge disappointment and I promised myself if it were to be one, I would draw bananas all over my exams. I was hoping to finish this cringe before my exams,,, but it's so gross, I legit dragged this one for like 10 fvcking days.

    Not gonna lie, this was actually somewhat fun and cute towards the beginning.

    But then this one bitch named Dimple came in with her rude ass fucking attitude towards literally fucking

    and just....someone learn how to transport people into books because I want to bitch slap this fucking hoe so hard.

    I don't like Dimple. She's fucking abusive, rude and just full on annoying, literally go away, I hate her. She is a fucking disrespectful hoe filled with attitude and I need to fucking smack it out of this bitch. She literally talked so much shit to Rishi when he wasn't even responsible for half the shit she was saying to him??? Her sole purpose is to fucking bitch at people for no reason??? Like, bitch bye, go die pls.

    I noticed many times throughout the book,

    If it were the other way around everyone would point it out. I'm so done with her.

    ※The writing is????????????????????????????????????? Um what the fuck even. Filled with cringe, cringe and cringe it was really bad. The kissing was literally described so horribly and the characters came off as whiny, immature and ridiculously fucking annoying to me. (Even Rishi.)

    ※ummmmmmmm,,,,, was there a plot?????? no seriously, someone tell me what the book's about?? i don't remember reading about no plot??????? like, there's just this rude bitch named Dimple that needs to fucking stop with her shit and then lots of cringy kissing and boring scenes about some con shit and app shit???

    The only good thing about this book is learning more about Indian culture and traditions. It was informative and that's about all the good things in this book.

    So like, overall. I don't think I've ever been this disappointed and disgusted @ this book

    BUDDY READ WITH MY FAVORITE ASSHOLE

    istg if this disappoints i will draw a fucking banana on my regents exams.

    *screams*

    I JUST BOUGHT THE EBOOK FOR THIS AND IM SO READY

  • Lola  Reviewer
    Jun 05, 2017

    3.5 stars.

    When Dimple met Rishi… things did not go well.

    Satisfying, sweet YA contemporary romance with culturally diverse main characters and interesting competitions to spice things up at the web development summer program.

    Dimple and Rishi are a wonderful pair.

  • Solomon ~ The Bookish King
    Jun 07, 2017

    i really want to 1 star this but contrary to popular belief, im not satan. so i'll stick with a steady 2-2.5 star.

    Now this book has left me u

    i really want to 1 star this but contrary to popular belief, im not satan. so i'll stick with a steady 2-2.5 star.

    Now this book has left me utterly CONFLICTED. I just didn't love it like I thought I would, but I didn't hate it either... The characters were so ANNOYING at times and just ugh I wanted to stab every single person. Seriously though, why were these characters so extra and annoying? DIMPLE threw her coffee at him and just like ?? thats the biggest waste of a coffee ever ?? why would you do that ?? and then she complained about EVERYTHING like she had the worst life to ever happen to anyone.

    I'm not even going to properly review this because it isn't worth my time lol

    There were moments I loved, like the Anime Expo thing. THAT was nerdy and beautiful and was the best part in the book (besides the ending because it ended) I also really liked that part with the magazine flowers, that was 11/10. Literally that was it. LOLOLOL WOW. This was such a failure oh my gosh. I did like the different culture though, that was nice and refreshing to read and learn more about Indian culture! I'm HERE for more diverse culture reps and MC's in books. BRING IT ON. Now onto the worst parts of this book.

    ~ okay when she meets the rich kids. why was she SO rude? like sure they were unpleasant people, but Dimple went the extra mile and tried to make everyone who was white and rich as dumb...? and she said "stupid rich people" like every other chapter. sure, I don't know any pleasant rich people, a majority of them are snobs (the ones i know, i'm not talking about all of them), but she was just generalizing all richie riches as snobs and thats just a no. Was i supposed to feel bad because she wasn't floating in money ? was that what I was supposed to feel? because yeah no

    ~ THE WHOLE PLOT? like she's going to this college thing to work on the app of her dreams and the app was talked about for 2 paragraphs ... THIS HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH THE APP SO WHY PUT IT IN THE STORY?? and then she cried about the app and about what it meant to her and just yeah ummmm ... how bout y'all stop kissing each other at the most random times and just work on the app. thanks.

    ~ WHY DID THEY KISS SO MUCH? and how many times was the word "tongue" used? it got to the point to where i never want to see the word tongue again. like y'all is supposed to be working on this app buut nah, lets have lots of intense make-out sessions instead. And their whole relationship was just so weird and ugh i didn't like it at all. EVERYTHING WAS AWKWARD AND JUST UGH.

    ~ IM SO SALTY ABOUT THIS WHOLE BOOK. UGH. It did end on a 4 star note but no, the more i think about it, the more deserving it is of those 2.5 stars.

    Okay tho, I seriously just wanted to stab everyone. Rishi had his moments where you're like "oh I love him, he's such an awesome person." But then he had his moments where I was like "you're the dumbest person on the planet stop whining." SAME WITH DIMPLE. EVERYONE WAS STUPID. OH and all that drama with her roommate (i seriously forgot her name already oml) IT WAS ALL SO unnecessary. Every single person who wasn't Indian was painted to be an idiot, and only the MC's were smart and that was aggravating too.

    OKAY I NEED TO STOP. IM DONE. IM SO MAD AT THE WORLD OVER THIS BOOK

    SOLO IS OUT

    (also, Sana is still reading it oops, another failed Buddy Read AHAHHA)

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