By Gloria Chao
At seventeen, Mei may be in highschool, yet skipping fourth grade used to be a part of her mom and dad’ grasp plan. Now a freshman at MIT, she is on course to satisfy the remainder of this predetermined destiny: develop into a physician, marry a preapproved Taiwanese Ivy Leaguer, produce a clutter of babies.
With every thing her mom and dad have sacrificed to make her comfortable lifestyles a truth, Mei can’t carry herself to inform them the truth—that she (1) hates germs, (2) falls asleep in biology lectures, and (3) has a weigh down on her classmate Darren Takahashi, who's decidedly not Taiwanese.
But while Mei reconnects along with her brother, Xing, who's estranged from the family members for relationship the inaccurate girl, Mei starts off to wonder whether all of the secrets and techniques are actually worthy it. Can she give you the option to be herself, whoever that's, ahead of her net of lies unravels?
From debut writer Gloria Chao comes a hilarious, heartfelt story of ways in contrast to the panda, existence isn’t continuously so black and white.
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