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message 1: by Kandice (new)

Kandice American Born Chinese American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang Gene Luen Yang Was an okay read. I was hoping for a little more depth to the story, but it seemed more intent on ridicule. I'd love to know what anyone else thought of this.


message 2: by Kristen (new)

Kristen Harvey | 1046 comments I still haven't read this one, but it's supposed to be one of the ones connecting well to other subjects. I'll have to check it out this summer.


message 3: by Misty (new)

Misty | 1505 comments I added a thread for this awhile ago in the multicultural fiction section...


message 4: by Kellee (new)

Kellee Moye (kelleemoye) Finished the book and made comments on the other discussion board before I saw this one:

http://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/1...


message 5: by Todd (new)

Todd Tystad (toddrtystad) I read this book and loved it. I don't normally read graphic novels, but this one made me glad I did. It's three stories in one and will give you a great perspective on what it's like to be outside the majority of the population looking in.


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Kandice wrote: "American Born ChineseAmerican Born Chinese by Gene Luen YangGene Luen Yang Was an okay read. I was hoping for a little more depth to the story, but it seemed more intent on ridicule. I'd love to k..."

I think the novel is intended to be satirical and funny. The story about the visiting cousin didn't appeal to me, seeming more one of ridicule than humor, but I found the rest of the stories hilarious. Here's a review I wrote of it:
http://allisonsbookbag.wordpress.com/...


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