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Waylaid

4 out of 5 Author: Ed Lin This is really close for being the 21st century’s version of The Catcher in the Rye. Sets in 1980s Jersey Shore, the main character, a teenage Chinese-American boy, struggles with his raging hormones … Continue reading

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Parrot & Olivier in America

4 out of 5 Author: Peter Carey Olivier-Jean-Baptiste de Clarel de Barfleur de Garmont is a young and idealistic French aristocrat. Born from orthodox aristocratic parents who despise everything about the French revolution, Olivier grew up believing that each human … Continue reading

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Pinocchio Vampire Slayer

4.5 out of 5 Pinocchio in sarcastic goth style? Awesome! For those who love the classic Carlo Collodi’s tale, you’ll either love it or hate it. I love it. Pinocchio is not for children originally, come on, you all realise … Continue reading

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The Woman Warrior: Memoir of Girlhood Among Ghosts

5 out of 5 Author: Maxine Hong Kingston Maxine is the first generation American-born Chinese in her family, she is also the eldest child. Growing up with very traditional parents but with modern American environment was tough for her and … Continue reading

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