"If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales." Albert Einstein

21 April 2013

Miss Fortune Cookie

Bjorkman, Lauren. Miss Fortune Cookie. Henry Holt and Co., 2012.

Erin lives in San Francisco where she spends time with her Chinese friends and writes a "Dear Abby" style blog under the name Miss Fortune Cookie. But Erin has trouble following her own advice, and when her friends' lives and her blog get mixed together, she's not sure what to do.

This book was not too bad. I enjoyed the San Francisco references, especially the goofy passengers on the Muni, but the rest of the book wasn't super-enjoyable. It wasn't bad, but it didn't stand out as wonderful or awesome or anything. Because of the interesting cultural references both to Asian-American families and to the city of San Francisco, I'd probably keep this one on my shelf. It's a more upbeat companion to Bitter Melon.

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