Wednesday, December 21, 2011
When Shalini’s father gets a new job in L.A., she is torn away from her life in India and the boy to whom she’s been betrothed since she was three. L.A. is so different, and Shalini dresses and talks all wrong. She isn’t sure she’ll survive high school in America without her fiancé, Vikram, and now she has to cope with her mom’s homesickness and depression. A new friend, chill and confident Renuka, helps Shalini find her way and get up the courage to join the Food4Life club at school. But she gets more than just a friend when she meets Toby—she gets a major crush. Shalini thinks she loves Vikram, but he never made her feel like this.
In Lovetorn, Shalini discovers that your heart ultimately makes its own choices, even when it seems as if your destiny has already been chosen.
Author Kavita Daswani has always been fascinated by child marriages and betrothals, and this story of a traditional girl from India, who is exposed to so many more freedoms and experiences after being dropped in a completely alien culture, is a fresh and contemporary look at the subject.
I'm don't honestly know what to feel about this book. First off our main character is likable but but doesn't always click with her self, if that makes any sense. She makes so decisions that I can't see a person like her making. Don't get me wrong is was a good book with a good story to tell, but along with Shalini (our main character) odd actions the book is just to short.If the book was a few chapters longer or had an epilogue I felt that all these little lose ends could be dealt with and we could have found out what her final decision was.
Over all a pretty good book, but need a little something more.
I got this book through the Goodreads Firstreads program.