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Good Enough, Paula Yoo

2010/03/29

Ever wonder why Asians are stereotyped as always studying? If you’re Asian, you already know, and if you’re not, Paula Yoo’s charming book about an American-born Korean student gives a glimpse into the high pressure culture of trying to be the “PERFECT KOREAN DAUGHTER.” Patti intersperses her narrative with lists of helpful SAT tips, ways to appease Korean parents, and recipes for traditional fare. Patti is likable and funny as she attempts to balance school, music, studying for the SAT, and the dreaded social phenomenon known as “Korean Church.”

This is a light and fluffy book which also teaches about other cultures and provides a much needed Asian teen voice in ya fiction.

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