Bound To Stay Bound

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 Match made in mehendi
 Author: Bajpai, Nandini

 Publisher:  Little, Brown (2019)

 Classification: Fiction
 Physical Description: 314 p. ,  21 cm

 BTSB No: 082878 ISBN: 9780316522588
 Ages: 14-18 Grades: 9-12

 Family life -- Fiction
 Best friends -- Fiction
 Dating services -- Fiction
 Dating (Social customs) -- Fiction
 High schools -- Fiction
 School stories

Price: $22.58

Fifteen-year-old Simran "Simi" Sangha comes from a long line of Indian vichole--matchmakers--with a rich history for helping parents find good matches for their grown children. When Simi accidentally sets up her cousin and a soon-to-be lawyer, her family is thrilled that she has the "gift." But Simi is an artist, and doesn't want to have anything to do with relationships, helicopter parents, or family drama--until she realizes it might improve her and her best friend Noah's social status.

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Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: MG+
   Reading Level: 4.40
   Points: 9.0   Quiz: 506819

Full Text Reviews:

School Library Journal - 07/01/2019 Gr 7 Up—In this syrupy sweet young adult romance, 15-year-old Simran "Simi" Sangha succumbs to her family's generational matchmaking tradition. Early in the novel, Simi's family realizes she has a gift when she matches her cousin with a successful lawyer, and her best friend Noah soon discovers Simi's skill for bringing lovebirds together. Simi's talent leads her to create a lucrative matchmaking app that finances her passion for art. Things go awry when Simi matches an introvert with the school's soccer star. Themes of bullying, tradition, technology, and love permeate the book. The characters are feisty and fun, combined with a plot that provides enough twists to freshen a familiar story line. VERDICT Fans of Sandhya Menon's When Dimple Met Rishi and Tanuja Desai Hidier's Born Confused will enjoy this feel-good story. A solid addition to any library collection.—Christina Vortia, Hype Lit, Land O'Lakes, FL - Copyright 2019 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

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