We meet Nithya when she is a never-been-kissed college senior. She is a second-generation Indian-American, who speaks Telugu at home and is deeply connected to her family and its traditions. Trouble is, she finds herself a green-eyed devil, who rescues her from an attempted date rape--after having saved the hardcore pre-med student earlier from not having her chemistry homework.
Though it's a new adult romance, Rearranged felt awfully middle-grades to me. There's not a lot of mystery as to what's going to happen, the white dude is Mr. Perfect, and Nithya is only meh on the compelling scale herself.
Nithya as a child is moderately more interesting. She and her five-years-younger sister play airport "'Checking in' our baggage on a makeshift conveyor belt (also known as Anisha's bed) came next before we boarded the top-bunk aircraft. We would always pretend our flight was delayed so we could trek across Europe while waiting for our next ride."
If you're not Indian, read it for the insight into Indian culture (and yes, I know, India is a massive country where customs vary depending on your religion, region, caste, and more) and the smell of cardamom.