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Grades 4 - 8Grades 4 - 6n/a5.249981
The next person who compares Chloe Cho with famous violinist Abigail Yang is going to HEAR it. Chloe has just about had it with people not knowing the difference between someone who's Chinese, Japanese, or Korean. She's had it with people thinking that everything she does well -- getting good grades, winning first chair in the orchestra, et CETera -- are because she's ASIAN.
Of course, her own parents don't want to have anything to DO with their Korean background. Any time Chloe asks them a question they change the subject. They seem perfectly happy to be the only Asian family in town. It's only when Chloe's with her best friend, Shelly, that she doesn't feel like a total alien.
Then a new teacher comes to town: Ms. Lee. She's Korean American, and for the first time Chloe has a person to talk to who seems to understand completely. For Ms. Lee's class, Chloe finally gets to explore her family history. But what she unearths is light-years away from what she expected.

Hardcover, 265 pages
Published on April 26, 2016 by Arthur A. Levine Books
ISBN-10: 0545782260
ISBN-13: 9780545782265
37 Book Reviews
  • cerulian
    cerulianTuesday, August 9, 2016 at 6:11 am55 stars
    I finished reading this book and it is a really nice book. Chloe Cho is the main character and she is Korean except her parents don't ever really want to discuss their Korean background with her. She is stereotyped in the book and feels like an alien for the most part until a new Korean teacher comes into town and now Chloe has someone she can relate to and talk about her heritage with. I recommend reading it.
    • strawberry1234
      strawberry1234Thursday, July 28, 2016 at 6:08 pm55 stars
      this book was good. I read this book 2 times and both in 3 days. I think this was my second favorite book. Read this book
      • keeper2023
        keeper2023Saturday, July 23, 2016 at 6:34 pm33 stars
        This was a good book. Some parts got kind of cheesy, but the plot made up for it. This is a book for people who like science fiction.
        • snicker9
          snicker9Monday, July 18, 2016 at 9:48 am22 stars
          In this book Chloe Cho is tired of being grouped in with other Asians, people not knowing the difference between Japaneses, Chinese, and Korean. And she is sick of being called another "Abigal Yang", just because she plays the violin well. And she wants to know more about her Korean background. But anytime she asks any questions her parents just change the subject. Only her best friend Shelley wants to help get answers. So Chloe is thrilled when she finds out her new teacher is Korean as well, and she is assigned a project about family history. But what Chloe finds out will change her life forever. Parts of this book were predictable. Other parts were just cheesy. The reason I rated it higher than a 1 star was because it did have good lessons on racism. Overall, I rate this book 2 out of 5 stars.
          • awesomeguy2000
            awesomeguy2000Saturday, July 2, 2016 at 5:36 pm22 stars
            this book is fine. At first, It was kind of boring, cause the front page didn't interest me or the start of the book but then it got more exciting!
            • sushi321
              sushi321Monday, June 27, 2016 at 9:31 am33 stars
              The story was good but the character upset me.
              • mrdragon
                mrdragonWednesday, June 22, 2016 at 7:42 am44 stars
                Chloe Cho is tired of everyone thinking that she is talented because she is asian. She meets a new teacher named ms. lee and they seem to understand each other. what will she find out?
                • sushi321
                  sushi321Tuesday, June 21, 2016 at 4:59 pm33 stars
                  This was a great book and was realistic. It related in real life of how people think you should be smart just because your Asian. Sometimes it nice to have someone like you. Read this amazing and well written book.
                  • msunihornio
                    msunihornioMonday, June 20, 2016 at 4:26 pm33 stars
                    Chloe Cho is tire of everyone thinking that she is talented at things because she is an Asian. Her new teacher Ms. Lee, is understanding of what Chloe is going through. Chloe will uncover something that seems lightyears away.........
                    • memoiloveit
                      memoiloveitFriday, June 17, 2016 at 12:23 pm55 stars
                      This book is really good and people should read it because a lot of people know how it feels to be in the same position that the protagonist, Chloe Cho is. Is it weird that I have a friend with the exact same name as the protagonist?