My So-Called Bollywood Life
In this zany romantic comedy with the high drama Bollywood fans know and love, New Jersey high school senior Winnie struggles to find her happily ever after—with the help of her entertaining friends and family. An Indian Priest predicted Winnie would find her soulmate before her 18th birthday, and she thinks her boyfriend’s the one … until she comes back from film camp to find out he’s cheating on her. Even worse, administrative woes lead to Winnie being stripped of her dreamed-of role as the chair of the student film festival, and they give the job to her ex. It’s looking pretty grim until fellow film junkie Dev enters the picture, and soon has Winnie questioning how much of her life is destiny, and how much is up to her to decide. Publisher recommends for ages 14+.
The romance of Stephanie Perkins meets the quirk of Maureen Johnson, then gets a Bollywood twist in this fate-filled debut that takes the future into its own hands.
Winnie Mehta was never really convinced that Raj was her soul mate, but their love was written in the stars. Literally, a pandit predicted Winnie would find the love of her life before her 18th birthday, and Raj meets all the qualifications. Which is why Winnie is shocked when she returns from her summer at film camp to find her boyfriend of three years hooking up with Jenny Dickens. As a self-proclaimed Bollywood expert, Winnie knows this is not how her perfect ending is scripted.
Then there’s Dev, a fellow film geek and one of the few people Winnie can count on. Dev is smart and charming, and he challenges Winnie to look beyond her horoscope and find someone she’d pick for herself. But does falling for Dev mean giving up on her prophecy and her chance to live happily ever after? To find her perfect ending, Winnie will need a little bit of help from fate, family, and, of course, a Bollywood movie star.