Written by Tanuja Desai Hidier
Published by Scholastic, Inc.
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.
Publication Date: April 2014
Available As: Paperback, Audiobook, eBook
Young Adult, Age 14 or older
Community Represented: Indian/Indian American
Themes: Audiobook, Coming of Age, Cross-Group Dating, Cross-Group Friendship, Cultural Empowerment, Cultural Empowerment & Joy: Celebrations & Traditions, Cultural Empowerment & Joy: Identity, Family Relationship: Parents, Generation: 1st, Own Voices/Lived Experience
Setting: United States
Character's Place in the Immigration Journey: 1st Generation
Book Creator(s) Connection to the Community Represented: Own Voices/Lived Experience
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