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Mismatch by Lensey Namioka
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Mar 02, 2009

it was ok
bookshelves: ya
Read in February, 2009

A Chinese-American girl falls for a Japanese-American boy and struggles to tell her family who would be opposed to the relationship. Deals with racism on a number of levels. Very accurate details about the cultures and a class trip to Japan. A good premise and very interesting to see how racism crosses over many different cultures (including anti-Korean sentiments in Japan), but the characters weren't three dimensional; the author needs to show vs. tell and be a little less didactic.

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