By Kavita Daswani
(HarperTeen, Hardcover, 9780061673115, 256pp.)
Publication Date: January 2012
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Can you find love when you think you already have it?
Shalini is new to L.A. Not new like from New York City newor even Kansas new. New like from India new. And in the U.S., she has it all wrong: the way she dresses, the way she talks, the way she wears her hair. And then there is the ring, which makes her way different from everyone elsebecause Shalini has been engaged since she was three to Vikram, back in India.
Shalinis life has been turned upside down. She doesnt fit in, her mom is depressed, and email is no substitute for being with Vikram.
But when she meets Toby at school, Shalinis heart gets turned upside down, too. Just looking at Toby makes her stomach flutter. She 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.
Kavita Daswani has been a fashion correspondent for CNN International, CNBC Asia, and Womens Wear Daily. Her stories have appeared in the Los Angeles Times, International Herald Tribune, Vogue India, and Entrepreneur magazine, among many other publications. She was also formerly the fashion editor of the South China Morning Post in Hong Kong. Her adult novels include For Matrimonial Purposes, The Village Bride of Beverly Hills, and Salaam, Paris. She is also the author of Indie Girl (for teens). Kavita grew up in Hong Kong and spent summers in Mumbai, where her parents are from. She now lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two sons.