Lucy's vision of a perfect year begins to crumble, and in its place come an unwelcome roommate, foiled birthday plans, a bully who tries to scare Lucy off the basketball team, and Chinese school with the annoying know-it-all Talent Chang. Lucy's year is ruined -- or is it?
A wonderfully funny, warm, and heartfelt tale about the ways life often reveals silver linings in the most unexpected of clouds.
About the Author
Winner of the Asian/Pacific American Library Association Award for Children's Literature
"A delightful story about assimilation and family dynamics . . . sure to appeal to young readers struggling with issues of self-identity, whatever their heritage." -- Los Angeles Times
"Thought-provoking, funny, and incredibly heartwarming." -- Booklist
"A realistic and amusing portrait of family dynamics, heritage, and the challenge of feeling like an outsider." -- Publishers Weekly
"Genuinely touching." -- Kirkus Reviews
"A unique look at the power of family." -- Discovery Girls Magazine