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By Amanda Nojadera, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Powerful tale of immigration, privilege, and rape culture.

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Kelly Yang's powerful tale about immigration, privilege, and rape culture is a must-read for teens. Yang draws on her own experience with sexual assault, and her timely story emphasizes how essential it is to believe victims instead of blaming them. Yang seamlessly alternates between Claire's and Dani's perspectives, and although they come from different backgrounds, wealth and power play similar roles in their traumatic experiences. Readers will be frustrated by the apathy of many of the adults in Parachutes, but they'll root for Claire and Dani as they take charge of their lives and fight for justice and against discrimination.

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