10 Things I Hate About Pinky - Sandhya Menon | Spoiler Free Book Review

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I have been a bit of a young adult reading kick recently and I read two books from Sandhya Menon this past week and I have been having the best time! 10 Things I Hate About Pinky is their newest release and I was so excited to read more about that world. 
10 Things I Hate About Pinky - Sandhya Menon | Spoiler Free Book Review

''Pinky Kumar wears the social justice warrior badge with pride. From raccoon hospitals to persecuted rockstars, no cause is too esoteric for her to champion. But a teeny tiny part of her also really enjoys making her conservative, buttoned-up corporate lawyer parents cringe.

Samir Jha might have a few . . . quirks remaining from the time he had to take care of his sick mother, like the endless lists he makes in his planner and the way he schedules every minute of every day, but those are good things. They make life predictable and steady.

Pinky loves lazy summers at her parents' Cape Cod lake house, but after listening to them harangue her about the poor decisions (aka boyfriends) she's made, she hatches a plan. Get her sorta-friend-sorta-enemy - who is a total Harvard-bound Mama's boy - to pose as her perfect boyfriend for the summer.

When Samir's internship falls through, leaving him with an unplanned summer, he gets a text from Pinky asking if he'll be her fake boyfriend in exchange for a new internship. He jumps at the opportunity; Pinky's a freak, but he can survive a summer with her if there's light at the end of the tunnel.

As they bicker their way through lighthouses and butterfly habitats, sparks fly, and they both realize this will be a summer they'll never forget.''

My Review

This is the third book in the series but you don't need to have read the previous books to read this one. I had read When Dimple Met Rishi back when it released and I read There's Something About Sweetie the day before so if you are interested in the series, I recommend reading them as they are brilliant books! Especially Sweetie's book as you see our main characters a lot in that book and it enhances the reading experience. 

This was a really great fake dating summer romance. I really liked Pinky and Samir and how they really didn't like each other and I didn't know how Sandhya was going to have them come together but it was fantastic! I love Sandhya's writing style, it hooks me in from the first page and these books are adorable but also cover some harder topics and this book was no different. 

Pinky is one passionate character and I loved that about her, she gives her all to everything. Samir lives a completely different life to Pinky having being homeschooled and I did like the way it was discussed and handled in this book. He does get some hate from another character in and that is a real example of what homeschooled kids have to deal with. 

This book had some fun and swoony moments as well as some heartbreaking ones with Pinky and her mum. If you are looking for a new young adult series to start, I would highly recommend Sandhya's books! 

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