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A Wonderful Journey of Self-Realization
7 May, 2013
I read Born Confused by Tanuja Desai Hidier when I was 17 years old. With a 17-year old heroine Dimple, I could easily relate to her views on the pains of growing up, confused identities, realizing ones’ dreams and falling in love. Dimple is a second generation American-India or, as she calls herself, an ABCD (American Born Confused Desi). Hidier’s visually rich descriptions of food, India, Dimple’s parents' meeting, New York parties, religious beliefs, tattoos, heartbreaks and friendship are delightful. There was one particular scene that I did not like, which I felt should not be included, which is when Dimple and her friends use drugs (one star less for this aspect!!!!). I absolutely loved every other aspect of this novel and have enjoyed re-reading this novel several times over the years.
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