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This week I am super-super excited for...
Subway Girl by P. J. Converse
Release Date: March 15, 2011
From the moment he sees Amy on a Hong Kong subway, Simon wants to talk to her. But when he finally works up the courage, he finds out he can’t. Because Amy doesn’t speak Chinese, and Simon is failing English. But despite their language barrier, Amy and Simon connect, and they discover they understand each other.
In this stunning first novel about class differences, cultural arrogance, unwanted pregnancy and abortion, sexual double standards, and love and friendship, two vulnerable teens carve out a relationship even though each seems way beyond the reach of the other.
-Oh my goodness I want this book so bad! It talks about abortion, sex, cultural arrogance and class. Bonus: INTERCULTURAL ASIAN ROMANCE! On Goodreads it says that Amy is Chinese-American and Simon is Chinese and they meet on the subway. And it's not love at first sight. And there's a language barrier but they still become friends! It's set in Hong Kong. What's not to love? I feel meh about the cover but it grows me since it shows the subway and I think the girl on the cover could be Asian and it makes sense that she's not facing us due to Simon only catching glimpses of her. Lots and lots of potential.
Are there any books this week you are super, super eager for? Is it a debut?