Born Confused

Born Confused

eBook - 2003 | First Scholastic paperback edition
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Tanuja Desai Hidier's fantastically acclaimed cross-cultural debut comes to PUSH!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 finds 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. Author Bio 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
Publisher: New York, NY : PUSH, ©2002
Edition: First Scholastic paperback edition
ISBN: 9780545229944 (electronic bk.)
0545229944 (electronic bk.)
Branch Call Number: eBOOK FIC DESAI HIDIER
Characteristics: 1 online resource (500 pages)


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samihanaimah Jul 22, 2012

I totally loved this book.. it had a lot to do with her life and how she was confused in so many ways at once. Romance, friendship, and many other topics, this book is a GREAT read!

AnjaleeSingh Jul 03, 2012

Born Confused was a great story. I felt bad for Dimple and her lack of expressing her emotions and I felt she gave in to her friend, Gwyn, too easily. Other than that it was pretty good and since I'm Indian myself I enjoyed the story even more, but if I wasn't I'd probably still enjoy the story because the plot could be suspenseful at times.

penpencil22 Jun 24, 2011

It was good, but too long. The author probably could've said what she wanted to say in 200-300 pages instead of 500 something.. Anyway, I did feel unbelievably empathetic for Dimple, the main character, so it was moving to me.

Aug 19, 2010

" Born Confused" is a great story, because is about a girl named Dimple ( her offical name is not Dimple, her family and friend called her by that name) trying to find her identity, and getting confused with it. The worse part is that her friends didn't try to help her. One of them liked the boy she was in love with, and that cause more problems in her life. However at the end she realized that she is like any other human, and had the strenght to fight for the guy she liked.

This is the reason I liked the story because even though she was confused, she never gave up, and at the end she realized that she was doing the wrong thing.


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Nov 08, 2012

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