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This week I'm waiting on....
The Great Wall of Lucy Wu by Wendy Wan-Long Shang
Release Date: January 1, 2011
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 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, and Chinese school with the awful Talent Chang.
Her plans are ruined -- or are they? Like the Chinese saying goes: Events that appear to be good or bad luck often turn out to be quite the opposite, and Lucy finds that while she may not get the "perfect" year she had in mind, she can create something even better.
-You know how happy I get when I find books that tear down stereotypes. I love that this is a MG book about an Asian girl playing basketball because honestly, that's not the first image of a basketball player that comes to people's minds. Plus I can totally sympathize with wanting a certain school year to be the best/most perfect year and of course that never works out as planned :)
What are you dying for this week?