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

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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 61%
emotional 52%
funny 33%
inspiring 30%
lighthearted 26%
sad 26%
informative 21%
challenging 19%
adventurous 14%
hopeful 14%
mysterious 4%
relaxing 4%
tense 2%

Pace

fast 56%
medium 34%
slow 9%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 70% | A mix: 22% | Plot: 7%

Strong character development?

Yes: 85% | It's complicated: 7% | No: 5% | N/A: 2%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 50% | It's complicated: 31% | No: 13% | N/A: 5%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 92% | It's complicated: 4% | No: 2%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 84% | It's complicated: 15%

Average rating

3.8