An incisive, laugh-out-loud contemporary debut about a Taiwanese-American teen whose parents want her to be a doctor and marry a Taiwanese Ivy Leaguer despite her germophobia and crush on a Japanese classmate.

At seventeen, Mei should be in high school, but skipping fourth grade was part of her parents' master plan. Now a freshman at MIT, she is on track to fulfill the rest of this predetermined future: become a doctor, marry a preapproved Taiwanese Ivy Leaguer, produce a litter of babies.

With everything her parents have sacrificed to make her cushy life a reality, Mei can't bring herself to tell them the truth--that she (1) hates germs, (2) falls asleep in biology lectures, and (3) has a crush on her classmate Darren Takahashi, who is decidedly not Taiwanese.

But when Mei reconnects with her brother, Xing, who is estranged from the family for dating the wrong woman, Mei starts to wonder if all the secrets are truly worth it. Can she find a way to be herself, whoever that is, before her web of lies unravels?

From debut author Gloria Chao comes a hilarious, heartfelt tale of how unlike the panda, life isn't always so black and white.
Hardcover, 320 pages
Published on February 6, 2018 by Simon Pulse
ISBN-10: 1481499106
ISBN-13: 9781481499101
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  • LUKETIUTuesday, August 20, 2019 at 11:16 am
    I love this book cuz it makes me feel better about eating dogs and yum yum rice
    • Trenton DonkTuesday, August 20, 2019 at 11:15 am
      This book is amaze balls
      • Jerry TomTuesday, August 20, 2019 at 11:15 am
        Amazing Book.... 10/10 would reccomend this book.