Lovetorn by Kavita Daswani is the young adult book for those whose mothers love books by Shobhan Bantwal, the wonderful author of books (like The Full Moon Bride) about love that either are set in India or feature families from India.
In Lovetorn, Shalini, her mother and her sister have just arrived in the United States to be with their father. He is excited and proud of the job he was hired to do, and he plans to live and work in the USA for two years and then return to India to success and much respect.
Shalini's younger sister has no problem acclimating and making friends. It's not so easy for Shalini, and her first few weeks in high school are very unpleasant. Other students make fun of her clothes, her accent, and her unibrow.
It's only when she meets a girl of Indian descent (whose father is friends with Shalini's father's boss) that Shalini makes a true friend. Renuka helps Shalini adjust to American customs and encourages her to find her own niche at school.
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