American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang

American Born Chinese

Gene Luen Yang

fiction childrens comics middle grade young adult emotional reflective sad medium-paced

240 pages | first published 2006

Description

All Jin Wang wants is to fit in. When his family moves to a new neighborhood, he suddenly finds that he's the only Chinese American student at his school. Jocks and bullies pick on him constantly, and he has hardly any friends. Then, to make matte...
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Moods

reflective 63%
emotional 55%
funny 41%
inspiring 27%
lighthearted 24%
sad 24%
challenging 20%
informative 20%
adventurous 15%
hopeful 15%
relaxing 5%
mysterious 3%
tense 1%

Pace

fast 59%
medium 32%
slow 7%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 66% | A mix: 28% | Plot: 4%

Strong character development?

Yes: 83% | It's complicated: 7% | No: 7% | N/A: 1%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 45% | It's complicated: 37% | No: 13% | N/A: 3%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 91% | No: 5% | It's complicated: 3%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 84% | It's complicated: 13% | No: 1%

Average rating

3.8