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Our Wayward Fate

By Amanda Nojadera, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Taiwanese American teens tackle racism in heartfelt tale.

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Gloria Chao has once again written a heartfelt coming-of-age novel that thoughtfully explores racism and identity. It's clear Ali loves her family, despite their misunderstandings, but is struggling to juggle their expectations with her happiness. She and Chase have undeniable chemistry, and their swoon-worthy relationship is filled with witty puns, hilarious bilingual inside jokes, and a shared love of martial arts. Some might be shocked by the amount of racism -- both intentional and unintentional -- that they encounter. But, together, Ali and Chase powerfully stand up to their peers, defy stereotypes, and break cultural traditions. As Our Wayward Fate progresses and family secrets are revealed, readers will understand the importance of honest communication in healthy relationships and see that it's OK to be different.

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