I read this book in grade 5. Mia, the main character grows up in china and moves to The USA for a "Better life". They don't have very much money and are working way to much. They are working at a motel and the man running it is Not! nice to Mia and her family. Mia goes to her first school in the US and she makes a friend. You really need to read this book.It is an amazing book and it is sadly based after a real story. Race is a horrible thing. The story turns out good for Mia and her family.I like this book because it is different to things that I normally read which is facts and geographics. I recommend this for lots of different readers.