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'There's Something About Sweetie' — Something Irrepressibly Joyous

Sandhya Menon's followup to her hit young adult novel When Dimple Met Rishi follows a young woman with a big voice, a big personality — and to her family's dismay (though not her own), a big body.
Source: Beth Novey

My friend Chris happened upon me reading There's Something About Sweetie in a coffee shop and introduced her presence by laughing. "For a second, I thought that was you on the cover," she said.

I flipped back to look at it. It's true: The cover model has my same coloring, the same giant smile and nose crinkle — heck, even the same teeth. She

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