I read this yesterday.
It was a bit pants to be honest, I only picked it up from the library because of all the fuss. The bits I liked best were the bits about Indian culture, describing the food and the family connections, that kinda thing.* The rest of it was same old teen novel...well several teen novels as it turned out. I knew some bits would be familiar, I just didn't expect it to all be familiar!
Opal Mehta vs Sloppy Firsts
Opal Mehta Controversy
*and it turns out that the Wiki article says they were pinched too!