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Our Wayward Fate by Gloria Chao
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bookshelves: read-2020, young-adult, contemporary

This book is what happens when you wrap up deep secrets, messy families and immigrant culture and shove it in a locked safe and then throw away the key and tell Ali not to touch it. She will OPEN it. She will kick it open and for that, I really loved her. 😭Ali was so roaring full of emotions and dreams, disappointment and hope that life could change, and I admire her for it. The book felt really personal and raw, vulnerable too, with how it looked into the life of being child of Taiwanese immigrant parents. (#ownvoices rep) And I felt it had so much nuance in handling how parents can make toxic decisions for you, trying to do the best for you, and how you can understand where they're coming from but not excuse faults.

Also there's so many super cute first-love-crush-googly-eyes moments with Ali and Chase! (I also massively loved Yun.) I slightly wanted to push all of Ali's "friends" off a deep ledge but 🤗I will let Ali do that.
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Reading Progress

December 11, 2017 – Shelved
December 11, 2017 – Shelved as: to-read
January 14, 2020 – Started Reading
January 17, 2020 – Shelved as: read-2020
January 17, 2020 – Shelved as: young-adult
January 17, 2020 – Shelved as: contemporary
January 17, 2020 – Finished Reading

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