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American Panda

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"Charmed my socks off." -David Arnold, New York Times bestselling author of Kids of Appetite and Mosquitoland
"A soulful and hilarious debut." -Booklist (starred review)
"Effervescent." -Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"An earnest, funny, and emotional story." -Book Riot
An incisive, laugh-out-loud contemporary debut about a Taiwanese-American teen whose parents want her to be a doctor and marry a Taiwanese Ivy Leaguer despite her squeamishness with germs and crush on a Japanese classmate.
At seventeen, Mei should be in high school, but skipping fourth grade was part of her parents' master plan. Now a freshman at MIT, she is on track to fulfill the rest of this predetermined future: become a doctor, marry a preapproved Taiwanese Ivy Leaguer, produce a litter of babies.
With everything her parents have sacrificed to make her cushy life a reality, Mei can't bring herself to tell them the truth-that she (1) hates germs, (2) falls asleep in biology lectures, and (3) has a crush on her classmate Darren Takahashi, who is decidedly not Taiwanese.
But when Mei reconnects with her brother, Xing, who is estranged from the family for dating the wrong woman, Mei starts to wonder if all the secrets are truly worth it. Can she find a way to be herself, whoever that is, before her web of lies unravels?
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Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 140 x 210 x 23mm | 259g
  • Simon Pulse
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Export
  • f-c matte lam cvr w- no sfx
  • 1534425691
  • 9781534425699
  • 43,556

About Gloria Chao

Gloria Chao is the critically acclaimed author of American Panda and Our Wayward Fate. Her wayward journey to fiction included studying business at MIT, then becoming a dentist. Gloria was once a black belt in kung-fu and an avid dancer, but nowadays you can find her teaming up with her husband on the curling ice. Visit her tea-and-book-filled world at GloriaChao.Wordpress.com and find her on Twitter and Instagram @GloriacChao.
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Rating details

4,688 ratings
3.83 out of 5 stars
5 24% (1,134)
4 43% (2,009)
3 27% (1,251)
2 5% (240)
1 1% (54)
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