There’s Something About Sweetie: Menon did it again. I loved this story so much and could not put it down!

There's Something About Sweetie by Sandhya Menon book cover
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Series Number: 2
Page Count: 384
  Ashish Patel didn’t know love could be so…sucky. After he’s dumped by his ex-girlfriend, his mojo goes AWOL. Even worse, his parents are annoyingly, smugly confident they could find him a better match. So, in a moment of weakness, Ash challenges them to set him up. The Patels insist that Ashish date an Indian-American girl—under contract. Per subclause 1(a), he’ll be taking his date on “fun” excursions like visiting the Hindu temple and his…

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I received this e-book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review

What can I say about this book? Well, I can start with… I absolutely loved it!!!! Oh my goodness. I couldn’t put this baby down. There is so much love that I have for Sweetie and Ashish it's not even funny ! I planned on rereading When Dimple met Rishi because I honestly don’t remember much of Ashish from the book. And I wanted to remember him and Cecil. Well, I didn’t have time so I decided to just go ahead and jump in There’s Something About Sweetie. I’m glad that I did. Even though I still didn’t remember much of Ashish, it didn’t change anything. These guys are some of my favorite characters! They were funny and sweet, and so dang lovable!

Sandhya Menon definitely has a way with words! I laughed so much in this book. Like one scene, if I was drinking something while reading it, I most definitely would have spit it out because it was that funny! Thinking about it now makes me laugh. And there were so many of those parts that made me laugh my butt off. But not only did I laugh but I also cried a good amount as well. I connected with Sweetie so much. I wouldn’t put myself in the “fat” category but I do have tendencies of being unhappy with how I look, especially after having 4 kids. But after reading this book, I felt like I should love who I am, and how I look, and to make sure to teach my kids the same.

One of our amazing POVs is Sweetie. She is an amazing athlete, singer, sweetiest (see what I did there) person you would ever meet, but also “fat” which she refers to herself as, but doesn’t see it as a bad thing, even though it has been used by people to make her feel bad. Sweetie is very happy and content in how she looks, but if only she could make her mother understand that. Her mother feels like Sweetie won’t live a normal life until she loses the weight, but she couldn’t be more wrong.

Ashish, our other POV, is a player who can pretty much get any girl, except, after being broken up with by Cecil, he no longer has his mojo. And not just his girl talking mojo, but his everything mojo. He just can’t get over Cecil. He becomes desperate and decides to let his parents set him up. But, his parents insist that that set him up with an Indian-American girl, and one that they think would be good for him, so most likely someone so opposite than he is used to dating.

This is what brings Ashish and Sweetie together and it’s the best. I loved everything about their dates, and about them together in general. And both characters' group of friends are just as amazing as they are. This book is full of some awesome characters. I was so sad when it was over. I wish that Menon would go ahead and add on to the series! Like, the third book could be about what’s going on with Dimple and Rishi after they graduate, as well as what’s going on with Sweetie and Ashish. That would make my year!

So, I *OBVIOUSLY* recommend this book to everyone who loves contemporary. This baby is up there with To All The Boys and Anna and the First Kiss. I’ve added Sweetie to my top favorite list of contemporary YA of all time. I can’t wait to gush about this book in my Spoilery portion, which I won’t release for a few weeks after the release! Hurry guys, go and get this book and read it! Seriously, Now!

 

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