Abby Spencer Goes to Bollywood by Varsha Bajaj (2014)
This book, intended for middle grade readers (main character is 13 years old), is a fun read. Abby Spencer does not know her father. Her mother knew him when he came to the United States from India to attend college. When they’d both graduated, they split up because they always knew that her (Abby ‘s father) would be returning to India in part because his parents were there. Her mother did not know she was pregnant until later. She wrote him a handwritten letter, which he never received.
Now, Abby wants to know who her father is. And she is shocked to find out that he is the hottest Bollywood star in India! For Thanksgiving, she heads to India to meet her father and paternal grandmother for the first time.
This is a fun read with some cultural clash as well as some angst of being a young teen. Abby finds a boyfriend in India (although he is also from – another part of – Texas.) I highly recommend this book!