Our wayward fate / Gloria Chao.

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    • Publication Information:
      First Simon Pulse hardcover edition.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: Seventeen-year-old Ali is simultaneously swept up in a whirlwind romance and down a rabbit hole of family secrets when another Taiwanese family moves into tiny, predominantly-white, Plainhart, Indiana.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: The only Asian person at her school in Plainhart, Indiana, Ali Chu ignores the clueless racism from her classmates and teachers. When Chase Yu's family arrives in town, Ali tries to ignore the 'they belong together' whispers, but they develop a friendship rooted in competitive martial arts, joking in two languages, and, most importantly, pushing back against the discrimination they face. When Ali's mom forces her to end the friendship, she uncovers secrets about her family and Chase that force her to question everything she thought she knew about life, love, and her unknowable future. -- adapted from jacket
    • Notes:
      Ages 12 and up. Simon Pulse.
      Grades 10-12. Simon Pulse.
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    • ABNT:
      CHAO, G. Our wayward fate. First Simon Pulse hardcover edition. [s. l.]: Simon Pulse, 2019. ISBN 9781534427617. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.679587. Acesso em: 19 set. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Chao G. Our Wayward Fate. First Simon Pulse hardcover edition. Simon Pulse; 2019. Accessed September 19, 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.679587
    • APA:
      Chao, G. (2019). Our wayward fate (First Simon Pulse hardcover edition.). Simon Pulse.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Chao, Gloria. 2019. Our Wayward Fate. First Simon Pulse hardcover edition. Simon Pulse. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.679587.
    • Harvard:
      Chao, G. (2019) Our wayward fate. First Simon Pulse hardcover edition. Simon Pulse. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.679587 (Accessed: 19 September 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Chao, G 2019, Our wayward fate, First Simon Pulse hardcover edition., Simon Pulse, viewed 19 September 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Chao, Gloria. Our Wayward Fate. First Simon Pulse hardcover edition., Simon Pulse, 2019. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.679587.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Chao, Gloria. Our Wayward Fate. First Simon Pulse hardcover edition. Simon Pulse, 2019. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.679587.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Chao G. Our wayward fate [Internet]. First Simon Pulse hardcover edition. Simon Pulse; 2019 [cited 2020 Sep 19]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.679587


Booklist Reviews 2019 September #2

As the only Asian student at her very white Indiana high school, Ali has learned to blend. She keeps her head down when classmates and teachers casually make hurtful or offensive comments, like pronouncing her name "Allie" instead of "Ah-lee" or thinking she's great at math. When Chase, who's also Taiwanese American, starts at school, Ali is annoyed but not surprised when people just assume they'll date. She is surprised, though, when she actually does find herself attracted to Chase, their common experiences providing a foundation that quickly blooms into a romance. But when Ali's overbearing, emotionally distant mother reacts poorly to their relationship, Ali digs into her family's history and her parents' own fractured marriage. Interspersed with Ali's story is a retelling of the Chinese folktale "The Butterfly Lovers," another story about a young woman creating her own identity. A slow-moving beginning soon gives way to a faster paced back half in this inventive, deeply heartfelt love story that explores connections of many kinds. Grades 8-11. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Horn Book Magazine Reviews 2020 #1

Seventeen-year-old Taiwanese American girl Ali (Ä€h-lÄ›e) Chu has grown up in a predominantly white Midwestern town; she has learned to survive school (where she is known as Allie) by blending in and being “as dry as white toast.” Yet as new people enter her lifeâ€"a childhood friend she doesn’t remember, a new Taiwanese American classmate, and a great-uncle she never knew existedâ€"things begin to change. After uncovering family secrets and confronting painful truths, Ali eventually exits survival mode, ditching “Allie” and beginning to live life as her true self, “100 percent Ali.” Ali’s first-person narration employs colloquial, authentic teen language. The absence of a glossary for the Mandarin vocabulary in the book requires readers to experience, like Ali, what it is like to grow up in a family speaking a different language in the home. Also noteworthy is Chao’s inclusion of a retelling of the famous Chinese “Butterfly Lovers” legend; the retelling is parsed out between chapters, providing valuable insight into Ali’s culture. Weileen Wang January/February 2020 p.87 Copyright 2020 Horn Book Magazine Reviews.