Born Confused by Tanuja Desai Hidier

Born ConfusedDimple Lala doesn’t know what to think. Her parents are from India, and she’s spent her whole life resisting their traditions. Then suddenly she gets to high school and everything Indian is trendy. To make matters worse, her parents arrange for her to meet a “suitable boy.” Of course it doesn’t go well — until Dimple goes to a club and finds him spinning a magical web . Suddenly the suitable boy is suitable because of his sheer unsuitability. Complications ensue. This is a funny, thoughtful story about finding your heart, finding your culture, and finding your place in America.

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Ani’s Review

This was an incredible book! It brought me back to being a teenager and not understanding my parents, friends, my culture, and my place in the world. I also liked the peek into an unfamiliar but beautiful culture of South Asians! I truly loved the way the author wrote – very teenage-like at the beginning but with more maturity as the characters matured. I never thought DJ-ing would be so hypnotic and poetical. A fun and worthy read for all of us. Get it!

p.s. don’t get fooled by the bad cover on Amazon. It’s a much more enjoyable story than the cover suggests!

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