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Read & download Ú Born Confused 109 Ò Cross cultural comedy about finding your place in America and finding your heart wherever from an amazing new young authorDimple 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 complicated than ever She's still recoveOmplicated 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. This is a knock out coming of age YA novel about identity belonging friendship and romance It's the story of Dimple finding out who she is as a person discovering what her passions are reconnecting with her culture and family reimagining an old friendship and falling in love for the first time There's a lot in here about feeling stuck between cultures too Indian to really be American and too American to really be Indian I loved the characterization and I loved the writing I thought Hidier did a great job at having the voice feel very teenagery but also write beautiful descriptions Her writing is both profound and very funny as she details Dimple's journey I especially loved the mom's dialogue so funny and how photography and music were described The scene where Dimple smokes pot for the first time and the narrative is following the funny directions her mind was going was also spot on and hilarious That scene and actually most of the hangout scenes with the teenagers really put me back in the mindset of being a teenager which has honestly only happened to me a very few times reading YA Dimple's cousin Kavita who is a secondary but important character is one of the first first South Asian ueer characters in YA She was one of a few family members including both Dimple's parents that Dimples gets to know all over again as individuals separate from her preconceptions Dimple slowly starts to see her parents as real people and not just her parents learning about their lives in India before they moved to the US Kavita becomes than Dimple's annoying Indian cousin who called her cowgirl because she lived in the States and becomes a good friend who knows what it's like to be in betweenI wasn't sure about Dimple's BFF Gwyn who annoyed the crap out of me for most of the novel meaning that her redemption at the end fell a little flat or like I wasn't really invested in Dimple repairing her relationship with her and so when it happened I was like meh I felt like I was supposed to feel sympathetic to her especially after her WASPy parents ignore her home life was really explained But I dunno maybe I've just seen the rich white girl whose parents are divorced and don't care about her and who is amazingly beautiful and charismatic but is actually lonely story too many times by now But she was awful for so much of the book I get that she's searching for belonging just like Dimple is but she did that through a ditching and ignoring Dimple than once throughout the course of the book for a boyfriend boy she liked b appropriating Indian cultural stuff over and over and arguing with people who tell her to think about why she thinks this stuff is open to her and c generally being very selfish and clueless about Dimple's feelings down from small things like eating all of Dimple's pile of kinda burnt fries which are her favourite and that she's meticulously picked out of the pile of regular fries to big things like not realizing Dimple obviously likes Karsh What kind of BFF is she Okay all this to say I loved this book It's a prime example of the genre and something for YA writers to aspire to Which is especially a big deal considering this is a debut novel

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Him spinning a magical web of words and music Suddenly the suitable boy is suitable because of his sheer unsuitability Complications ensueThis is a story about finding yourself finding your friends finding love and finding your culture sometimes where you least expect i. I'm torn as to how I feel about this book First off please read Briynne's reviews of this book on here She does a great job of expressing some of my thoughts about the bookWhen I first picked this up I got into it and enjoyed reading it but maybe about 13 of the way through the story just felt incredibly drawn out I can understand Dimple's identity crisis and teenage angst regarding well being a teenager and also being an Asian American teenager but most of the time I wanted to shake Dimple by the shoulders and tell her to wake up get a backbone and get rid of Gwyn I also just wanted to tell Gwyn to stop acting like an idiot and well I want her out of the story The poor little beautiful rich girl whose parents ignore her is desperate for attention and is really just a troubled soul underneath all that conniving manipulating and snobbery is pretty overdone in literature Normally you'd think that if a character gets under your skin so much the author has done a great job but in this case I beg to differ I mostly just wanted to roll my eyes and got annoyed at the author for creating Gwyn's character I agree with other reviewers who say the writing is a tad bit overdone at time and yes it feels like a hipster wrote the book If I could I would give the book 25 stars but I'm feeling generous today and will give it 3

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Born ConfusedCross cultural comedy about finding your place in America and finding your heart wherever from an amazing new young authorDimple 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 c. I really really really wanted to like this book And in some ways I really did In fact though I had been trudging through its 500 pages for days and days when I finally finished it late last night I found myself feeling melancholy that it was actually over It was a bittersweet farewell almost like breaking up with someone you were like sooooo totally into initally but who uickly as soon as the rush of pink to your cheeks wore away began to bore you with all their incessant monologuing When you finally call it uits you feel that pang of sentimentality thinking Huh maybe it wasn't so bad afterall or maybe Oh now I remember what I saw in you to begin with and I'm actually kind of going to miss the way you don't ever wear shoes and scrunch up your nose when you're thinking really hardSo that's how I'm feeling now; I'm going to miss Dimple a little and her parents and Kavita extra but probably not Gwyn or Karsh or Radha or anyone else because they were pretty lackluster And I'm going to miss reading a book about South Asian characters but I'm not going to miss all the labored and clumsy explanations of all things South Asian And I don't believe that I was annoyed by Hidier's lengthy explications in pseudo flowering prose about the texture of jalebi and the origins of bhangra etc because I already know what these things are but because I feel that Hidier is perhaps trying a bit too hard to make these things completely known to every single reader she over explains and over describes and I find my eyes wandering and my mind lost in the paragraph long multi claused sentence about the texture of jalebi and then the taste of gulab jamaan and then the aroma of kheer And yes I do realize the length of that last sentence It feels a bit too heavy handed And that's not to say I don't appreciate the enormity of the task that Hidier had before her with BC being posited as the first South Asian coming of age novel but just that it didn't have to take it upon itself to sooooo self conciously enlighten its readersSo not a messy drawn out desperate break up but a vaguely sad one; one that leaves you looking for scrunched up noses on people you see for the next few days and wondering why everyone is wearing shoes