12-18-2012 09:00 PM
I've read this book a couple of years ago, and I can't remember the name or the author. I would be very happy if someone could help me with this. I remember quite a lot about the book's plot but nothing else.
The main character of the book is a girl. The setting is in New York. From the start we learn that she loves photography, and her camera. She even has a dark room. She is an only child and her parents are from india. she seems to be in her late teens or twenties. The setting has her going to university. Her best friend is white, and we learn that she is a little jealous because her friend is very pretty.
One of her mom's friend comes to visit and she brings her son. Her parents tries to set her up with the boy. But she ignores him instead. When she goes to a party/event at the university. It turns out that the boy is very popular and that he is a DJ. She sees him in a new light after seeing this side of him.
Her friend ends up falling for the guy and when her friend asks her if she can date him. She tells her friend that she doesn't care. However that becomes a problem because she eventually starts to fall for the guy. The guy doesn't like her friend in that way and in the end of the book it turns out that he's liked her all along and they get together.
Some random facts are that the book is very open minded. She ends up meeting a couple of gay characters. For example a guy who is transexual. Her cousin turns out to be a lesbian, and she finds out after she accidentally sees her cousin with her girlfriend. Her cousin's girlfriend break up with her cousin for one of her professors. She is surprised when her family openly accepts her cousin and helps her through her breakup.
There are also cultural references since her family is indian.
Anyway, so if someone remembers this book, please help me out. It was a really good book and I would love to read it again. It was quite unique and interesting.