I don't have a giveaway for this post, but I do have one for WHATEVER AFTER. Hop on over there to enter! Now, back to the star of today's post.
In this humorous and heartfelt debut about a split cultural identity, nothing goes according to plan for sixth-grader Lucy Wu.
Wu, aspiring basketball star and interior designer, is on the verge of
having the best year of her life. She's ready to rule the school as a
sixth grader and take over the bedroom she has always shared with her
sister. In an instant, though, her plans are shattered when she finds
out that Yi Po, her beloved grandmother's sister, is coming to visit for
several months -- and is staying in Lucy's room. Lucy's vision of a
perfect year begins to crumble, and in its place come an unwelcome
roommate, foiled birthday plans, and Chinese school with the awful
I have read this book so many times I've lost count. Every single time I read it I find myself being inspired and drawing new meanings from the story. Lucy is such a real character and I love her so much. It was great to see Lucy learn not to judge people based upon a first impression. I really can't say anything bad about this book.
Stars: 4.5 out of 5