Remember hitting rock bottom in high school — and then facing friends in the cafeteria?
In "There's Something About Sweetie," author Sandhya Menon explores teen angst and the fraught world of finding young love without losing yourself
Sandhya Menon was searching for a place to put a plus-size, body-positive character
In "There's Something About Sweetie," she found an irresistible storyline that already has sparked helpful conversations about body image among young adults
Desire to fill void in young adult fiction led Colorado author to focus on characters of color in lighthearted plots
Happy optimism counterbalances the stress of familial expectations in Sandhya Menon's "When Dimple Met Rishi"
Excerpt: A daughter fends off her mother’s cultural expectations as her college experience looms
She wants to enter Stanford ready to take on the tech world, while her traditional mom wants to groom her to pursue an I.I.H. -- Ideal Indian Husband