Born Confused (Paperback)

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Cross-cultural comedy about finding your place in America . . . and finding your heart wherever, from an amazing new young author.

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.

About the Author

Tanuja Desai Hidier is the critically acclaimed author of the groundbreaking novels Bombay Blues and Born Confused, which was named an ALA Best Book for Young Adults and hailed by Entertainment Weekly and Rolling Stone as one of the best YA novels of all time. Born and raised in the USA, Tanuja is a writer/singer-songwriter now based in London. For more about Born Confused and Bombay Blues, as well as her "booktrack" albums of original songs to accompany them, please visit

Praise For…

Praise for Tanuja Desai Hidier's BORN CONFUSED:* "Absorbing and intoxicating, this book is sure to leave a lasting impression." -- PUBLISHERS WEEKLY, boxed and starred review"Compelling and witty…gives voice to a new generation of Americans." --USA TODAY "A breathtaking experience." --KIRKUS REVIEWS, starred review"Complicated, chaotic, and absolutely charming." --SEVENTEEN An ALA Best Book for Young Adults

Product Details
ISBN: 9780545664516
ISBN-10: 0545664519
Publisher: PUSH
Publication Date: April 29th, 2014
Pages: 512
Language: English