Synopses & Reviews
Mina is the perfect daughter. Bound for Harvard, shes Honor Society president and a straight-A student, even as she works at her familys dry-cleaning store and helps care for her hearingimpaired little sister. On the outside, Mina does everything right. On the inside, Mina knows the truth. Her life is a lie. Then, the summer before her senior year, Mina meets someone to whom she cannot lie. Ysrael, a young migrant worker who dreams of becoming a musician, comes to work for her family, and asks Mina the one question that scares her the most. What does she want?
Caught in the threads of secrets and lies, struggling for love, and discovering a voice of her own, Mina finds herself torn between living her mother's dreams and living a life that's true in this tale from a National Book Award finalist and Printz Award winner.
About the Author
An Na was born in Korea and grew up in San Diego, California. A former middle school English and history teacher, she is currently at work on her third novel. She lives in Vermont.