By Gloria Chao
At seventeen, Mei could be in highschool, yet skipping fourth grade was once a part of her mom and dad’ grasp plan. Now a freshman at MIT, she is heading in the right direction 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 soft lifestyles a fact, Mei can’t convey 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 whilst Mei reconnects along with her brother, Xing, who's estranged from the relatives for courting the incorrect lady, Mei starts off to wonder whether the entire secrets and techniques are really worthy it. Can she have the ability to be herself, whoever that's, earlier than her net of lies unravels?
From debut writer Gloria Chao comes a hilarious, heartfelt story of ways not like the panda, existence isn’t constantly so black and white.
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American Panda by Gloria Chao