Born Confused Author:Tanuja Desai Hidier Dimple 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 find... more »s 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.« less
This book is very wordy! The author likes to say in 20 sentences what can be said in two. As such, I skipped a lot of paragraphs which I thought were redundant. I usually love long books with lots of description. But, this was really a lot of redundant descriptions.
I still liked the story, though. There were some laugh out loud moments, and some that brought tears to my eyes. Also, I'm from two cultures as well and could absolutely relate to the character. I'd recommend this book to anyone who feels that "in between" feeling that comes from being a child of two countries, cultures, traditions, etc.