By Gloria Chao
At seventeen, Mei can 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 meet 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 comfortable lifestyles a fact, 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 weigh down on her classmate Darren Takahashi, who's decidedly not Taiwanese.
But while Mei reconnects along with her brother, Xing, who's estranged from the family members for courting the inaccurate girl, Mei starts off to wonder whether the entire secrets and techniques are actually worthy it. Can she have the ability to be herself, whoever that's, ahead of her internet of lies unravels?
From debut writer Gloria Chao comes a hilarious, heartfelt story of ways in contrast to the panda, existence isn’t constantly so black and white.
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American Panda by Gloria Chao