There’s Something About Sweetie by Sandhya Menon – Thoughts

Knowing her, is loving her

There’s Something About Sweetie is the second YA romance novel from the Dimpleverse series. In the first book, ‘When Dimple Met Rishi’, we get to see career minded, level headed, independent Dimple fall in love with traditional, romantic Rishi. In this book, we get to see Rishi’s younger brother fall hard for the amazing and Sassy Sweetie. 🙂

Oh man, I’m in love with Sweetie myself now. What a refreshing story and one with a message that a lot of young girls should read and know about. More than the love story or the romance, I fell in love with Sweetie’s personality and her determination to fight against body shaming and bullying.

Many of us go through body shaming throughout our lives in one form or the other. Either we’re too skinny or too fat or too fair or too dark or have too much body hair or have too little hair..the list is endless! People, even the well meaning ones, just can’t seem to figure out what the hell they want from girls and women! And its really frustrating and demotivating to the core. Sweetie is talented, kind, beautiful, has a voice to die for and is the fastest track runner in her high school. And yet, she has to deal with insecurities that are brought on by straight up rude and well meaning friends and family, because she is fat.

I love how she says, fat is just the opposite of thin. It’s people who have given the word a negative connotation, really. I love her for standing up for herself, and all the while being kind to everyone she meets and being respectful of her culture and her parents too.

The romance between Ashish and Sweetie is to die for! I was really impressed to see that popular and handsome guy Ashish is actually not shallow and sees people for who they really are.

I also felt amazed by all the friends that Ashish and Sweetie have. Everything else is perfect in the book too. We see a cameo of Rishi and Dimple as well! And Pinky is introduced in this book too!

I for one, can’t wait to read 10 things I hate about Pinky – the third book from the Dimpleverse universe 🙂

Questions to you guys:

Are there any other books that are fun and interesting and deal with body shaming that you would recommend for me to read?

If its something you’re comfortable sharing, what’s one body shaming pet peeve that you wish the world could be rid of to be a better place?

5 thoughts on “There’s Something About Sweetie by Sandhya Menon – Thoughts

    1. I hear you and that’s exactly what the protagonist says in this book too. She’s fat so when she eats something that is considered high in calorie, her mom says don’t eat that bu when she orders a soup, her pseudo friends raise their eyebrows and say, are you on a diet? I mean cmon! Give us a break! Lol

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