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Publisher Description

The inspiration for the Netflix original series Mismatched!
A Time Best YA Book of All Time (2021)

Everyone is talking about this New York Times bestselling rom-com that Mindy Kaling called “utterly charming!” 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 with her finding the “Ideal Indian Husband.” Ugh. Dimple knows they must respect her principles on some level, though. If they truly believed she needed a husband right now, they wouldn’t have paid for her to attend a summer program for aspiring web developers…right?

Rishi Patel is a hopeless romantic. So when his parents tell him that his future wife will be attending the same summer program as him—wherein he’ll have to woo her—he’s totally on board. Because as silly as it sounds to most people in his life, Rishi wants to be arranged, believes in the power of tradition, stability, and being a part of something much bigger than himself.

The Shahs and Patels didn’t mean to start turning the wheels on this “suggested arrangement” so early in their children’s lives, but when they noticed them both gravitate toward the same summer program, they figured, Why not?

Dimple and Rishi may think they have each other figured out. But when opposites clash, love works hard to prove itself in the most unexpected ways.

Young Adult
May 30
Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Grades 7 and Above

Customer Reviews

Dolphinomusic828 ,


This book was amazing! I read both of her other Indian-American character books (From Twinkle with Love, and Theres Something About Sweetie), and this one was by far the best.

amandasumrallwrites ,

This book makes me happy

This is a quick paced read that will make you fall in love with every character; I love Sandhya Menon’s world building and the diversity in it is exceptional and beautiful. Her books is what keeps me writing. It’s rare, because authors never use diversity, and I do get bored of it, but I never get bored of her books. I am thrilled for her next book.

utthhcdfhf ,

Absolutely Amazing

This book will hit you in all of your feels and make your life 100 times better. Especially if you are a first generation child who deals with family and tradition and attempting to be somewhat cultured whilst being americanized and trying to find a balance between all of this. It especially hit because I see so much of myself in both Rishi and Dimple and their love and passion for each other and their careers/work just fuels me to believe in kismet and believe that my life, no matter the influences I face, is entirely my own to pilot.

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