Top positive review
Great book, especially for Asian Americans
Reviewed in the United States on April 14, 2017
Very poignant book that really makes you think. I don't usually read comic styles of books, but this one just hooked me! Absolutely great message that deeply reaches Asian Americans, though could also have a deeper meaning for immigrants all kinds, especially immigrants of color moving to a white-majority country, or just persons of color in general. But I don't think you MUST be any of those to enjoy the book. I'm a white girl who has spent her whole life in America, and I just loved this book! I think this book is great for other white people too, as it will make you open your mind a bit to POC's, and potentially how what you say can be harmful, or understand how they feel. I do feel like besides the main character and his one friend, no one else was really fleshed out, with other just kind of staying as stereotypes (the Chinese Immigrant parents who were too strict, the white jock bullies), but for the shortness of the book I felt like that was fine. I would recommend this book for middle schoolers and up, MAYBE late elementary school, but I think the subtlety and the racial stereotypes would be best understood if the reader was a bit older. My boyfriend read it in middle school, and years later when I mentioned that I was reading it for a college course, he instantly perked up and insisted we keep the book after I was done with my class, and it has stayed in our library ever since. I feel like it is a simple to read, and an easily enjoyable classic.