American Panda by Gloria Chao

American Panda

Gloria Chao

fiction contemporary romance young adult emotional medium-paced

311 pages | first published 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...
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emotional 90%
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funny 65%
lighthearted 50%
reflective 43%
inspiring 34%
relaxing 12%
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sad 9%
tense 9%
adventurous 6%
challenging 6%


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