Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Twelve books about the sparkle of first love

Zoraida Córdova is the award-winning author of The Vicious Deep trilogy and the Brooklyn Brujas series. At the BN Teen blog she tagged twelve books for fans of To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, including:
American Panda, by Gloria Chao

Gloria Chao’s debut follows seventeen-year-old Mei Lu, a freshman at MIT. Mei is Taiwanese American, she skipped the fourth grade, and she absolutely detests germs. And, most importantly, her life has been entirely pre-planned by her parents: she will become a doctor, marry a parent-approved Taiwanese Ivy Leaguer, and have as many children as possible. There are quite a few things that could go wrong with this plan—after all, Mei hates germs, which makes studying to become a doctor mildly problematic at best. Plus, her crush is most definitely not Taiwanese, and she hasn’t even begun thinking of babies. It’s hard enough starting college without having to worry that every choice could lead to your family’s epic disappointment. Mei certainly has her hands full.
Read about another entry on the list.

The Page 69 Test: American Panda.

--Marshal Zeringue