They’re called parachutes: teenagers dropped off to live in private homes and study in the US while their wealthy parents remain in Asia. Claire Wang never thought she’d be one of them, until ...more
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Claire is a wealthy student living in Shanghai until her parents decide to send her to Los Angeles for the rest of high school, living with a host family. Dani attends the same private school on a scholarship while living with her single mom after her dad left them behind. It's always ...more
I have experience with "Parachutes" in Singapore, and their lives may appear free and untethered by parental issues, but the truth is anything but. There's that thing about what happens to young elephants when the adults have been killed for their tusks, and that's what happens here.
My students and I loved Front Desk, and this first foray into YA shows the ...more
It talks about harassment, intimidation, rape, and power. What is sad is things like this happen on a regular basis, which is why we need this book to raise awareness of what is happening in society and give females the power and support to fight back.
There is a lot going on inside these ...more