Thursday, February 09, 2006

Mismatch by Lensey Namioka

Lensey Namioka's newest title from Delacorte, Mismatch, explores a relationship between two Asian American teens whose ancestors hated each other:
Sue Hua just moved from racially diverse Seattle to a suburban white-bread town where she feels like the only Asian American for miles. Then she meets Andy, a handsome and passionate violin player who happens to be Asian American. Sue feels an instant attraction to Andy, and her white friends think they’re “made for each other”–after all, they both use chopsticks and eat a lot of rice, right? But there’s just one problem. Andy’s last name is Suzuki.
Lensey was born in China, moved to the States when she was nine, and married a Japanese man. (I'll post a review of the book on the Fire Escape once I've read it.)

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

This book is awsome and i love it. i resomend this book to EVERYONE

Anonymous said...

this book is a great book for anyone. I enjoyed so much that i was sad when it was over. if ur lookn 4 a book 2 read, READ THIS!

Anonymous said...

mismatch is a love story based on 2 asian's who come from japan and china. sue's ancestory is chinese and andy's ancestory is japanese which are both mainly against each other. sine sue and andy are a couple they must keep it a secret or else everyone will be fist-fighting. when the orchestra heads for tokyo sue's grandmother finds out that andy's side of the family is japanese. her grandmother becomes strongly disapointed in her.


later:
the orchestra comes back from tokyo save and sound. since they meet up again they plan to have a dinner meeting at sues house while her grandmother is there. when dinner comes andy arrives with a present for her grandma. it was a similar doll as broken during the war in china and andy is nicely accepted by her grandma.


i would recommend this book because it is true and it has romance that you will never find in anything else!