Lucy and Linh

Lucy and Linh

eBook - 2016
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Gilmore Girls meets Fresh Off the Boat in this witty novel about navigating life in private school while remaining true to yourself. Lucy is a bit of a pushover, but she's ambitious and smart, and she has just received the opportunity of a lifetime: a scholarship to a prestigious school, and a ticket out of her broken-down suburb. Though she's worried she will stick out like badly cut bangs among the razor-straight students, she is soon welcomed into the Cabinet, the supremely popular trio who wield influence over classmates and teachers alike. Linh is blunt, strong-willed, and fearless—everything Lucy once loved about herself. She is also Lucy's last solid link to her life before private school, but she is growing tired of being eclipsed by the glamour of the Cabinet. As Lucy floats further away from the world she once knew, her connection to Linh—and to her old life—threatens to snap. Sharp and honest, Alice Pung's novel examines what it means to grow into the person you want to be without leaving yourself behind.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], 2016.
ISBN: 9780399550508
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Study Program: Accelerated Reader AR UG 6.2 13.0 184174.

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Aug 19, 2017

A honest, realistic story, this novel tells of the tenth grade of Lucy Linh Lam, which is a fresh start for her in a complete new environment, the prestigious girls Catholic school Laurinda. I loved how Lucy's personal letters were so down-to-earth, that makes you able to relate and this character. This book truly reflects the life of an Asian living in a Western country, and having to not be influenced by all the biased thoughts and stereotyping people. It might drag a bit in the middle, but overall I think it is well worth the four and a half stars.

JCLCourtneyS Jan 19, 2017

This is a great book with a strong voice and a superb message. That said, I didn't like reading it as much as I would've liked, because I can't stand mean girls, and this book centers on a trio of them and their grim behavior.


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Aug 19, 2017

donutwombat thinks this title is suitable for 11 years and over


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