A Match Made in Mehendi

Little, Brown. Sept. 2019. 320p. Tr $17.99. ISBN 9780316522588.
Gr 7 Up–In this syrupy sweet young adult romance, 15-year-old Simran “Simi” Sangha succumbs to her family’s generational matchmaking tradition. Early in the novel, Simi’s family realizes she has a gift when she matches her cousin with a successful lawyer, and her best friend Noah soon discovers Simi’s skill for bringing lovebirds together. Simi’s talent leads her to create a lucrative matchmaking app that finances her passion for art. Things go awry when Simi matches an introvert with the school’s soccer star. Themes of bullying, tradition, technology, and love permeate the book. The characters are feisty and fun, combined with a plot that provides enough twists to freshen a familiar story line.
VERDICT  Fans of Sandhya Menon’s When Dimple Met Rishi and Tanuja Desai Hidier’s Born Confused will enjoy this feel-good story. A solid addition to any library collection

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