Monday, January 21, 2008

Indie Girl by Kavita Daswani

This is a delightful book about a teenage American born Indian girl. Her parents have"traditional" hopes for her, including college and a summer of service in India. She was to be a part of the fashion world. She has applied for an internship at "Celebrity Style" but instead ends up the babysitter for the publisher. Throughout the story she learns some hard lessons about racism, nepotism and the realities of the celebrity lifestyle. The book reveals some insight into the world of journalism, life as an Indian teen trying to honor the traditions and culture of her background and how some plans that don't go as planned, turn out for the best.
This is a wonderful read. I would buy it for my girls. Not sure it is an award winner. So, for now I give it a Maybe.


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