A review by raco_vl
The Downstairs Girl, by Stacey Lee

adventurous funny lighthearted medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? N/A

5.0

This book. This book. 

This book is something you read when you've had a bad day at work or school. You've been dodging your friends for a while because you're just so tired. Things haven't been going great. Right now, you just need to escape. Enter: This book.

Is it the best work of historical fiction? No. Is it written with eloquence? No. Does it offer new views and add anything new to the table? Well, kind of. It's always good to listen to Asian-American stories. But what I'm trying to communicate is that you don't read this book to gain something from it. You read this because it's an easy read. It's feel good.