Born Confused by Tanuja Desai Hidier
A cross-cultural comedy about finding your place . . . and finding your heart wherever you are.
Dimple Lala doesn't know what to think. She's spent her whole life resisting her parents' traditions. But now she's turning seventeen and things are more complicated than ever. She's still recovering from a year-old break-up and her best friend isn't around the way she used to be. Then, 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 of words and music. Suddenly the suitable boy is suitable because of his sheer unsuitability. Complications ensue.
This is a story about finding yourself, finding your friends, finding love, and finding your culture sometimes where you least expect it.
Raves & reviews:
An ALA Best Book for Young Adults
* "Absorbing and intoxicating, this book is sure to leave a lasting impression." Publishers Weekly, starred review
* "A breathtaking experience." Kirkus, starred review
"Compelling and witty . . . gives voice to a new generation of Americans." USA Today
"Complicated, chaotic, and absolutely charming." Seventeen