By Gloria Chao
At seventeen, Mei might be in highschool, yet skipping fourth grade was once a part of her mom and dad’ grasp plan. Now a freshman at MIT, she is on target to satisfy the remainder of this predetermined destiny: develop into a physician, marry a preapproved Taiwanese Ivy Leaguer, produce a clutter of babies.
With every little thing her mom and dad have sacrificed to make her soft lifestyles a truth, Mei can’t deliver herself to inform them the truth—that she (1) hates germs, (2) falls asleep in biology lectures, and (3) has a overwhelm on her classmate Darren Takahashi, who's decidedly not Taiwanese.
But whilst Mei reconnects along with her brother, Xing, who's estranged from the relatives for courting the incorrect girl, Mei begins to wonder whether all of the secrets and techniques are actually worthy it. Can she give you the chance to be herself, whoever that's, ahead of her net of lies unravels?
From debut writer Gloria Chao comes a hilarious, heartfelt story of the way not like the panda, existence isn’t constantly so black and white.
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