Slant by Laura E. Williams [in Bloomsbury Review]
For years, 13-year-old Korean adoptee Lauren has endured the usual racial taunts for looking so different amidst her homogeneous fellow students in suburban Connecticut. Her popular and fearless best friend has done a far better job speaking up for her than Lauren herself! She’s convinced that surgery to her epicanthic fold-less eyes is the only way to fix her social problems and somehow even manages to convince her hapless father to agree. Will she or won’t she?
Review: “TBR’s Editors’ Favorites of 2008,” The Bloomsbury Review, November/December 2008
Readers: Middle Grade, Young Adult