Wait for Me: A Novel by An Na [in Christian Science Monitor]
This one will break your heart in the most haunting way. The follow-up to An Na’s Michael L. Printz Award-winning A Step From Heaven, is just as powerful – perhaps even more so – as her debut.
Mina is the perfect daughter for her overbearing Korean immigrant mother: she has her mother convinced that she is Harvard-bound, the National Honor Society president-to-be, just on the cusp of escaping through success to a much easier life away the family laundry. But enough is enough and Mina’s lying façade is cracked beyond repair and her thoughts of escape are anything but perfect.
“TBR‘s Contributing Editors’ Favorite Reads of 2006: These Are a Few of My Favorite Things … in Print, That Is …,” The Bloomsbury Review, November/December 2006
Readers: Middle School, Young Adult