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Subway Girl

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He is shy. Unassuming. Inexperienced.

She is Subway Girl. Cool. Unattainable.

From the moment he sees her on a Hong Kong subway, Simon is intrigued by Amy, but he doesn't have the nerve to talk to her. When he finally works up the courage, he realizes he can't. Because Amy doesn't speak Chinese, and Simon is failing English.

But somehow, Amy and Simon connect, and they find that they understand each other. Enough for Simon to admit that he is dropping out of school. Enough for Amy to confess that she is pregnant with her ex-boyfriend's baby. Amy and Simon feel lost in a world so much bigger than they are, and yet they still have each other.

In this brilliant debut by P. J. Converse, two unlikely teenagers discover that love has a language all its own.
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Hardback | 210 pages
  • 127 x 182.88 x 25.4mm | 249.47g
  • Harper Teen
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • 0061575143
  • 9780061575143
  • 870,967

Rating details

224 ratings
3.28 out of 5 stars
5 20% (45)
4 21% (48)
3 31% (70)
2 21% (47)
1 6% (14)

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School is frustrating for Simon. If all he had to do was learn math and science, it might be passable, but in order to graduate, Chinese-speaking Simon must pass the English exam. So far, his practice scores have been miserable, causing him to slip farther and farther behind. Despite encouragement from his longtime friend, Katie, Simon decides he has suffered enough and ditches school to take a job working in a restaurant. Riding the subway to and from school and then back and forth to his job, Simon notices a pretty girl. She seems to get lots of attention from all the boys and men riding the subway. Simon isn't surprised when she shows up at a party he attends, but he is annoyed with how she is treated by the other guys at the party. When the two meet, they share a mysterious connection and a true friendship quickly forms. Amy is Chinese but was born and raised in the United States. In Hong Kong with her mother and brother for the first time, she finds it difficult to communicate, since her parents never pressed the issue of learning Chinese. As her friendship with Simon grows, she finds herself sharing her problems with him, and at the same time, Simon discovers his English is improving as he shares his concerns with her. Will Amy be able to help Simon improve his English enough to pass his exam? Can Simon be of any help to Amy as she struggles with the knowledge that she is pregnant with her former boyfriendâ??s child? Written by P. J. Converse, who uses her experiences teaching English in Hong Kong, SUBWAY GIRL bridges the gap between two totally diverse cultures. Readers will immediately become attached emotionally to Simon and Amy. Lacking any understanding adult role-models, the two come together to create their own support system. Converse communicates a true understanding of teen issues and the emotions they generate.show more
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