American Panda
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By Gloria Chao

young adult | 311 pages | Published in 2018

At seventeen, Mei should be in high school, but skipping fourth grade was part of her parents' master plan. Now a freshman at MIT, she is on track to fulfill the rest of this predetermined future: become a doctor, marry a preapproved Taiwanese Ivy Leaguer, produce a litter of babies.With everything her parents have sacrificed to make her cushy life a reality, Mei can't bring herself to tell them the truth--that she (1) hates germs, (2) falls asleep in biology lectures, and (3) has a crush on her classmate Darren Takahashi, who is decidedly not Taiwanese.But when Mei reconnects with her brother, Xing, who is estranged from the family for dating the wrong woman, Mei starts to wonder if all the secrets are truly worth it. Can she find a way to be herself, whoever that is, before her web of lies unravels?

ISBN_13:9781481499101

Quotes

The world is built on survivors.

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Sometimes finding your voice requires a little yelling.

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Sometimes the price of being true to yourself is losing the people you care about.

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We don't have to apologize for existing.

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Love is not a weakness.

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You can't control who you are, but you can control what you do.

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Sometimes courage is just getting through the day.

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Sometimes our parents don't understand our dreams, but that doesn't mean we should give up on them.

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It's okay to be different. Our differences make us who we are.

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The truth doesn't always come easily, but it's worth fighting for.

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