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The worst thing about having it all is having to deal with it all-the good, the bad, and the just plain weird. Like seeing more of my dad when he's on the cover of Business Week than I do in person. Like the surgeon whose schedule was too jammed with professional ballplayers to deal with my busted up knee...until he heard who my parents were and miraculously his calendar was wide open. Like the pseudo boyfriend who was more in love with my last name than with me.

Everybody thinks Syrah is the golden girl. After all, her father is Ethan Cheng, billionaire, and she has everything any kid could possibly desire, right down to a waterfront mansion, jet plane, and custom-designed snowboards. But most of what glitters in her life is fool's gold. Her half-siblings hate her, her best friend Adrian's girlfriend is ruining their friendship, and her own so-called boyfriend is after her for her father's name. When her broken heart results in a snowboarding accident that exiles her from the mountains--the one place where she feels free and accepted for who she is, not what she has--Syrah must rehab both her busted-up knee, and her broken heart, and learn that she's worth her weight in real gold.

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Everybody thinks Syrah is the golden girl. After all, her father is a billionaire, and she has everything any kid could possibly desire. However, as Syrah reveals in her manga journal, most of what glitters in her life is fool's gold.

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After her father's mysterious death, up-and-coming journalist Maggie Chen must sift through her family's secretive past.  What she finds may have been easier left uncovered, as she confronts her ethnicity and identity in this moving novel.

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Maggie Chen's journalist father has fired her imagination with the thrill of the newsroom, and when her father is killed, she is determined to keep his dreams alive by interning at the newspaper.

While assisting on her first story, Maggie learns that her father is suspected of illegal activity, and knows she must clear his name. Drawn to Seattles Chinatown, she discovers things that are far from what she expected: secrets, lies, and a connection to the Chinese Exclusion Era. Using all of her newspaper instincts and resources, Maggie is forced to confront her ethnicity—and a family she never knew.

This edition includes a guide for book group discussions and classroom use.

Synopsis:

The worst thing about having it all, is having to deal with it all - the good, the bad, and the just plain weird. Everybody thinks Syrah is the golden girl. After all, her father is Ethan Cheng, billionaire, and she has everything any kid could possibly desire, right down to a waterfront mansion, jet plane, and custom-designed snowboards. But as Syrah reveals in her manga journal, most of what glitters in her life is fool's gold. Her half-sibs hate her, her best friend's girlfriend is threatening their friendship, and a snowboarding accident exiles her from the mountains - the one place where she feels free and accepted for who she is, not what she has. After Syrah rehabs her busted-up knee and broken heart, makes a new friend, uncovers a family secret, and discovers a way to help a young girl with leukemia, she is finally able to realize her real worth.

About the Author

Justina Chen grew up near Buffalo, NY and San Francisco. After attending Stanford University she spent time in New York and Sydney, Australia before settling near Seattle, Washington, where she currently lives with her two children. This is Justina's second YA novel. Her first, Nothing But the Truth (and a few white lies), was a Book Sense pick, and her third novel, North of Beautiful, garnered critical acclaim with three starred reviews.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780316011297
Author:
Headley, Justina
Publisher:
Little, Brown Young Readers
Author:
Headley, Justina Chen
Author:
Chen, Justina
Author:
Ingold, Jeanette
Subject:
People & Places - United States - Asian American
Subject:
Social Issues - General
Subject:
Family
Subject:
Interpersonal Relations
Subject:
Individuality
Subject:
Children s-General
Subject:
Ethnic - Asian American
Subject:
Historical - United States - 20th Century
Subject:
Chinese-American;young adult;newspaper;mysterious past;family secrets;ethnicity;
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
A Justina Chen Novel
Publication Date:
20090131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 7 up to 17
Language:
English
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 x 1 in 0.74 lb
Age Level:
12-22

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Product details 224 pages Little, Brown Young Readers - English 9780316011297 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Everybody thinks Syrah is the golden girl. After all, her father is a billionaire, and she has everything any kid could possibly desire. However, as Syrah reveals in her manga journal, most of what glitters in her life is fool's gold.
"Synopsis" by ,
After her father's mysterious death, up-and-coming journalist Maggie Chen must sift through her family's secretive past.  What she finds may have been easier left uncovered, as she confronts her ethnicity and identity in this moving novel.
"Synopsis" by , Maggie Chen's journalist father has fired her imagination with the thrill of the newsroom, and when her father is killed, she is determined to keep his dreams alive by interning at the newspaper.

While assisting on her first story, Maggie learns that her father is suspected of illegal activity, and knows she must clear his name. Drawn to Seattles Chinatown, she discovers things that are far from what she expected: secrets, lies, and a connection to the Chinese Exclusion Era. Using all of her newspaper instincts and resources, Maggie is forced to confront her ethnicity—and a family she never knew.

This edition includes a guide for book group discussions and classroom use.

"Synopsis" by , The worst thing about having it all, is having to deal with it all - the good, the bad, and the just plain weird. Everybody thinks Syrah is the golden girl. After all, her father is Ethan Cheng, billionaire, and she has everything any kid could possibly desire, right down to a waterfront mansion, jet plane, and custom-designed snowboards. But as Syrah reveals in her manga journal, most of what glitters in her life is fool's gold. Her half-sibs hate her, her best friend's girlfriend is threatening their friendship, and a snowboarding accident exiles her from the mountains - the one place where she feels free and accepted for who she is, not what she has. After Syrah rehabs her busted-up knee and broken heart, makes a new friend, uncovers a family secret, and discovers a way to help a young girl with leukemia, she is finally able to realize her real worth.
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