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Yang skillfully weaves these affecting, often humorous stories together to create a masterful commentary about race, identity, and self-acceptance that has earned him a spot as a finalist for the National Book Award for Young People. The artwork, rendered in a chromatically cool palette, is crisp and clear, with clean white space around center panels that sharply focuses the reader's attention in on Yang's achingly familiar characters. There isn't an adolescent alive who won't be able to relate to Jin's wish to be someone other than who he is, and his gradual realization that there is no better feeling than being comfortable in your own skin.--Jennifer Hubert
He said the book was so good he could not put it down and he read it all in one day.
The book is about an American born Chinese male but any Asian American can relate to the stories that are presented in this book.
I loved this graphic novel, and its a very quick read if you are used to reading graphic novels or comics.
I really enjoyed the book. Yang brought up some very important views on finding ones identity. It's a very well thought out and written book for all young adults. Read morePublished 1 day ago by Victoria McArthur
Not only is each of the story lines compelling and moving and rich on their own, but they speak to each other more and more deeply as the graphic novel progresses. Read morePublished 3 days ago by Carlo Alban
Its a fun book that is about a child who needs to learn to accept himself for who he is.Published 20 days ago by Amazon Customer
Exceptional book for all ages. Very vibrant and beautiful art work with a very deep story about personal identity. Can't recommend it enough.Published 1 month ago by ThatTom2993
I've long held fast to the belief that the graphic novel can be an art form just as powerful as the film or the novel, and that in the hands of a careful writer and artist it can... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Kenya Starflight
I really enjoyed this book. Not only was it really well written but the drawing style was great too. I would highly recommend this as a must read for everyone.Published 1 month ago by C.Pure
This book is very interesting and entertaining! The ending is a little confusing though. I recommend this book for ages 9-13Published 2 months ago by Wendy Garland
I recently bought this for a girl that was born in America, has a Chinese parent and a European parent. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Jean K
This book is a required read at university. It arrived on time and is in good shape for second semester. Thank youPublished 2 months ago by George Calverley