Usually I'm the type for a cheesy romance novel, but I can't say I loved this book. In the beginning I really liked Dimple. However, as the plot progressed she just felt more, and more judgemental instead of the strong woman she claims to be. She continuously judges the only other two girl characters solely by their appearance and wants everything HER way. Rishi on the other hand was just too vanilla and fell in love with Dimple so fast my head didn't even have time to spin. I just couldn't find myself cheering for them. My perfect ending would have been Celia ending up winning with Evan (who would end up being a good guy), and Dimple accepting losing to people who's project was honestly better in comparison. Instead, the ending we received was Dimple being petty for losing, even though the book hardly ever mentions her working on it! I definitely support diversity in books, but this just doesn't do it justice. 2 Stars. @Ruby_Tuesday of the Hamilton Public Library Teen Review Board
I would definitely recommend the book "When Dimple Met Rishi". This heartwarming, funny and romantic book takes readers to a real-world experience while still allowing us to know the world better, to change our perspectives and to get us out of our comfort zones without really moving. The book will still be enjoyable to someone who is not originating from India. This book will take you on a roller coaster of love, excitement, and fun, all while relating to the characters a little more with each situation. Readers will learn to open up to new experiences and cultures, all while reading this amazing book! I enjoyed learning something new about the Indian culture! Readers will leave 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 alike. There's so much to love about the way this culture is presented. Overall, this book was fantastic. It made me laugh, it made me happy and it made me emotional. I'm really thankful I experienced this awesome thrill! Rating: 5/5
- @EMBookWorm14 of the Hamilton Public Library's Teen Review Board
This charming and interesting book centers around tradition, cultural norms, and typical teenage angst as two young Indian adults are “nudged” towards falling in love. Rishi knows what he wants, and in many ways, he is a hopeless romantic who is very open to love. On the other hand, Dimple is still trying to find herself and develop her interests without her parents barging in. This leads to many ups and downs as Dimple and Rishi attend the same summer program and begin to get to know each other. This book is full of awkward and cute moments that will either resonate with you or cause you to look at things in a new perspective. I would rate this book 4/5 stars and recommend it to those who love cheesy romance novels.
- @The_Reviewer of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library
This book is extremely adorable. I 100% loved this book. I was reading a lot of sad stories lately, and not gonna lie I didn’t really like this fiction. But I love this book so much, one of my favourites now. It's cute, funny, and romantic. Dimple and Rishi are two people who were arranged to be married some time in the future by their parents. But Dimple wasn't aware. Rishi is, well, aware and on board. He sees her sitting drinking star bucks, comes up to her and says “hey future wife” she throws her coffee at him and thinks he’s a creep. The story continues as they start to fall in love with each other, and get away from their Indian traditions. IT IS an extremely cute story. Rating: 11/10 (10/10)
- @Book_Hero of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library