A match made in mehendi / Nandini Bajpai.

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    • Publication Information:
      First edition.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: 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 she doesn't want to have anything to do with relationships, helicopter parents, and family drama. That is, until she realizes this might be just the thing to improve her and her best friend Noah's social status. Armed with her family's ancient guide to finding love, Simi starts a matchmaking service-via an app, of course. But when she helps connect a wallflower of a girl with the star of the boys' soccer team, she turns the high school hierarchy topsy-turvy, soon making herself public enemy number one.
    • ISBN:
      9780316522588
      0316522589
    • Accession Number:
      2018060495
    • Accession Number:
      on1043576899
      1043576899
    • Accession Number:
      fay.672178
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      BAJPAI, N. A match made in mehendi. First edition. [s. l.]: Little, Brown and Company, 2019. ISBN 9780316522588. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.672178. Acesso em: 26 maio. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Bajpai N. A Match Made in Mehendi. First edition. Little, Brown and Company; 2019. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.672178. Accessed May 26, 2020.
    • APA:
      Bajpai, N. (2019). A match made in mehendi (First edition.). Little, Brown and Company.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Bajpai, Nandini. 2019. A Match Made in Mehendi. First edition. Little, Brown and Company. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.672178.
    • Harvard:
      Bajpai, N. (2019) A match made in mehendi. First edition. Little, Brown and Company. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.672178 (Accessed: 26 May 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Bajpai, N 2019, A match made in mehendi, First edition., Little, Brown and Company, viewed 26 May 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Bajpai, Nandini. A Match Made in Mehendi. First edition., Little, Brown and Company, 2019. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.672178.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Bajpai, Nandini. A Match Made in Mehendi. First edition. Little, Brown and Company, 2019. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.672178.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Bajpai N. A match made in mehendi [Internet]. First edition. Little, Brown and Company; 2019 [cited 2020 May 26]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.672178

Reviews

Booklist Reviews 2019 September #2

Simi comes from a long line of matchmakers in India. As her sophomore year begins, she and her best friend Noah, who is gay, are looking for a way to make their mark at their New Jersey high school. They decide to try out the matchmaking app created by her older brother and use their school's student body as the test group. Initially, all goes well. The app becomes very popular and, on a personal level, Simi soon has two possible love interests. But when a spiteful classmate discovers that her former boyfriend has found someone new, she targets Simi and Noah for vengeance, hurting them both in different ways before getting her comeuppance. While it's sometimes easy to predict what will happen to the main character next, this eventful story rolls along at a good pace. Bajpai, who grew up in India and lives in the U.S., creates a strong, sympathetic portrayal of Simi and her close-knit Indian American family. Many readers will enjoy this engaging first-person narrative, which ends with a promising romance. Grades 7-10. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

PW Reviews 2019 July #3

In New Jersey, Indian-American Simi and her best friend, Noah, who is white and gay, have decided that sophomore year is going to be their time to stand out. When Simi's habitual klutziness causes her glamorous cousin to meet a sweet, ambitious future attorney, Simi's mother and aunt—both third-generation Indian vicholis, or matchmakers—are convinced that she has the matchmaking gift. A passionate artist, Simi wants nothing to with pairing people up, but Noah convinces her that matching the students at school is the best way to leave their mark. With help from Simi's tech-inclined older brother, the friends develop an app, Matched!, which turns their love lives—and Mayfield High's social order—upside down. In her U.S. debut, Bajpai tells a rousing story that is as enjoyable as it is heartfelt. The central romance abounds with chemistry, and each center-stage friendship is loving and supportive without sacrificing authenticity or conflict. The inclusion of prejudices faced by marginalized people (both Indian and LGBTQ) balanced with loving support from their communities creates additional layers of complexity. And Bajpai creates a memorable character in Simi, who shines at the center of the matchmaking web as she narrates this winning romance. Ages 12–up. (Sept.)

Copyright 2019 Publishers Weekly.