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  American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang

Review by: Hannah C.
Georgia, Grade 6

American Born Chinese is a graphic novel about a boy who learns to be true to himself - not American, not Chinese - but American born Chinese. Jin-Wang wanted to be cool, and not foreign and geeky. Late one night Jin-Wang couldn't sleep, because something had changed. He was something new. He was American now; now he was Danny. Later in high school Danny's cousin, Chin-Kee, came for a visit and basically ruined Danny's life. After many struggles with friends and family, Danny becomes his true self, Jin-Wang, an American Born Chinese.

I really liked this book because the author split three different stories apart. At the end he put all the pieces into place and you see how they connect. There is the Monkey king, Jin-Wang, and Chin-Kee

I would suggest this book to people who like graphic novels and fantasy books, because the pictures help you can understand it more. I love the fantasy part because there is a Monkey King that learns to make himself stronger. I also think you will like this story because it has drama and comedy mixed together. I really liked it and hope that you do too!

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