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Book - 2016 | First edition
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Chloe Cho is a Korean American seventh-grader who would like to get in touch with many of the aspects of her heritage, but her parents are unwilling to talk about it--then when a class assignment forces Chloe to confront them directly, they finally tell her the truth about her family, which may just be too much for one girl to handle.
Publisher: New York, NY : Arthur A. Levine Books, an imprint of Scholastic Inc., 2016
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780545782265
0545782260
9780605964228
060596422X
Characteristics: 264 pages ; 22 cm

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joywolf83
Oct 17, 2016

I have to start off by saying I was really looking forward to this..... about a young girl struggling with culture identity as a Korean in America. The plot twist twist was completely unnecessary. It's fine but it didn't add anything to the story. The revelation wasn't delved into or any background information provided. It's literally a page or two of actual information and then that's it. If they have focused more on that twist since it *was *so monumental, I probably would have enjoyed it better.

Instead it ends up being a book about two girls being friends. There's a bit on how to fit in and how teachers relate to their students but that kinda gets lost in the shuffle.

This is going to be a book students go "huh" and they will either LOVE it or remain confused. I don't think most teachers will promote it at all. Adults don't usually like it when you blend genres.

When Chloe gets a big fat F on her family history paper she finally confronts her parents and learns the shocking truth about her family history. She's not Korean after all.

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