emotional hopeful fast-paced
- Plot- or character-driven? A mix
- Strong character development? Yes
- Loveable characters? Yes
- Diverse cast of characters? Yes
- Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes
Ugh, wow. I read this book in two days and easily could have read it faster if not for work. It was an amazing read! I loved Lily's journey and how multifaceted the book was. Racism towards Chinese folk because of communism. Homophobia because, well, this is the 1950s. The gender side of things mixed with race, about Lily being a "good Chinese daughter" versus living how she wanted. It was so good and I absolutely adored this book. Easily a favorite for the year already!
Graphic: Homophobia, Racism, and Racial slurs