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Born Confused
Born Confused
Author: Tanuja Desai Hidier
Dimple doesn't know what to think. Her parents are from India, and she's spent years rebelling against their traditions. Now everything Indian is suddenly hip - even her best friend Gwyn has a bindi as an accessory. Dimple doesn't feel either Indian or American, she feels both. Mainly, she just feels confused...To make matters worse, Dimple's pa...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780439978620
ISBN-10: 0439978629
Publication Date: 6/6/2003
Pages: 432
Edition: Reprint
Reading Level: Young Adult

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Publisher: Scholastic Press
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 3
I absolutely adore this book. Hidier's writing style is beautiful and the plot is rich and addicting. I think it's a must-read for anyone, but it's geared toward the young adult crowd.
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Helpful Score: 2
This was an amazing book and it gave me a deep glimpse into a view of a teenager from another culture. It was fascinating and informative as well as creative and enjoyable.
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Wonderful! Wonderful coming of age story!
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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.