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Dimple doesn't have time to think about the perfect Indian husband. She doesn't understand why her mother keeps pushing traditional ideals on her when she just wants to spend her time programing. Dimple is off to a coding summer program where she is hoping to create her app, she wasn't expecting a boy Rishi to show to show us or claim to be her future husband.
This book has been getting so much hype over the summer and I could see why. We have Indian protagonist, we talk about arranged marriages, and we have discussions about culture expectations.
This book provided a wonderful new layer to a fluffy contemporary. I loved the discussions Dimple and Rishi had about their families and culture. I liked how we saw why Rishi would be comforted by the idea of an arranged marriage and how that fits into his plans for the future.
The book was definitely an eye opener and it was very funny charming . . . but I did have some issues with the book. I thought the second half of the book was rushed and a little bit all over the place. There was another storyline added about supporting characters and while it was interesting, it didn't really add to the story.
But my main complaint is that Dimple had such a passion about programming but we NEVER SAW THEM PROGRAMMING. I would have loved seeing them bond over late night coding sessions. Just argh!!!!!
But other than that I thought this was extremely charming and a fun read. I can't wait to see the authors write next.
I give this book a B.
I devour worlds with each new book. I am making up for lost time as a late bloomer of the reading world.