There’s Something about Sweetie

A lovely teen romance with South Asian American athlete protagonists.  Ashish is a star basketball athlete at his school but he’s lost his flow because of a bad break up with his ex girl friend. Sweetie is the star runner in her school, but she’s also carrying some extra weight. Her mother feels strongly (along with the author’s South Asian family) that you need to be slim to be accepted.

Although this is a teen romance, it will be a pleasurable read for middle school students through adults.

Enjoy this beautifully written body-positive love story that opens a window on the culture of Americans with an Indian background. Kirkus gives this one a starred review (and you will too!)

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