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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Born Confused by Tanuja Desai Hidier



Release Date - April 29, 2014

Tanuja Desai Hidier
Push

Book Review by Tracy Farnsworth

Dimple Lala has reached her 17th birthday, and her interests lie in more than typical teen drama. She's an avid photographer, but more than that, she is trying to find her place in a world where her parents' Indian culture differs from that of her peers in the United States.

Her boyfriend broke up with her. Her best friend has her own boyfriend and has little time for Dimple. To make matters worse, her parents have reunited with an old friend who happens to have a son around Dimple's age. They want nothing more for Dimple to fall for this boy who shares their culture, but Dimple wants to explore relationships on her own terms. When she meets Karsh, she's not thrilled, but soon she learns he has his own activities, those her parents would never find suitable, and that makes him all the more intriguing.

Born Confused grabs you from the start. I loved the balance of Dimple's parents cultural ideals with Dimple's own need to experience U.S. customs, even if they are not ideal. She does go out with her friends and get drunk using a fake ID. She does want to wear somewhat revealing clothing. It's all part of growing up and her parents just don't get it.

I enjoyed watching Dimple grow and mature, making wrong and right decisions along the way. This is the first book in a series, and one I'm glad I read.

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