Training Days, May-lee Chai

Training Days

Authors: May-lee Chai

Genres: Adult and Teenage Literacy, Realistic Fiction

Topics: Immigration, Family & Siblings, Asian History/Interest

Lexile: 610

Publisher: Gemma Open Door

Grade: 9 - 12

ISBN: 9781936846634

Classification: Non-Fiction

Synopsis: When you are eleven years old, is there anything more humiliating, or bound to cause a fight, than shopping with your mother when your body is in full-throttle warp? Yes, there is: picking out the school-required underwear. And worse: your mother’s male co-worker shows up at the scene. And even worse: your brother wants to TALK about it at the dinner table. Rites of passage are difficult for any young girl, and Jun-li Lin is no exception. The grown-ups in her life are completely unpredictable and probably out of control. She knows it will take detective work to figure out her family’s secrets and the reasons for their erratic actions. It’s up to her to find a way to bring the family together before everyone drifts apart. Training to be an adult, Jun-li discovers, is hard work.

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