Lucy Wu, aspiring basketball star and interior designer, is on the verge of having the best year of her life. She's ready to rule the school as a sixth grader, go out for captain of the school basketball team, and take over the bedroom she has always shared with her sister. In an instant, though, her plans are shattered when she finds out that Yi Po, her beloved grandmother's sister, is coming to visit for several months -- and is staying in Lucy's room.
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.
Wendy Wan-Long Shang
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Using this book with a student working on reading comprehension skills. Terrific story, tons of tier 2 vocab words and idioms, no questionable language, and it teaches good character, good attitude, friendship skills, gratitude, and not judging people on looks alone. Very enjoyable read, especially for bilingual English-Mandarin speakers (but knowledge of Mandarin Chinese is not necessary). Highly recommend!
This is a great book for Asian kids. especially chinese kids, they can relate to chinese school and being pressured to quit sports for something more academic. But you can also relate if your not chinese, how your must include people, or giving others a second chance. This is a GREAT book, I wish I could give it a ten star but the highest this goes is five, so I guess that's all I have t o show how much I love this book. 100% going on my favorites list. You should read it, you never know it could soon be on your favorites list too_
Awesome cultural heritage story. Easy to relate to for all ages. Classic story with many good talking points with kids regarding history, relationships and mending of broken relationships.
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