The Devil Wears Prada meets Far from the Tree in New York Times bestselling author Kelly Yang’s powerful love story about two teens searching for their place in the world.
Serene dreams of making couture dresses even more stunning than her mom’s, but for now she’s an intern at her mom’s fashion label. When her mom receives a sudden diagnosis of pancreatic cancer, all that changes. Serene has to take over her mother’s business overnight while trying to figure out what happened with her dad in Beijing. He left before she was born, and Serene wants to find him, even if it means going against her mom’s one request—never look back.
Lian Chen moved from China to Serene’s mostly white Southern California beach town a year ago. He doesn’t fit in at school, where kids mispronounce his name. His parents don’t care about what he wants to do—comedy—and push him toward going to MIT engineering early. Lian thinks there’s nothing to stick around for until one day he starts a Chinese Club after school... and Serene walks in.
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Yang is a phenomenal writerSchool Library Journal
Yang excels in spinning stories with vibrant characters that open readers’ hearts and invite them to question their own expectations and assumptions
A compelling and genuine coming-of-age story.