- ISBN: 9781571318527 (electronic bk)
- Physical Description: 1 online resource
- Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], 2008.
|Summary, etc.:|| Thirteen-year-old Lauren, a Korean American adoptee, is best friends with the prettiest and tallest girl in the school, Julie, who has an endless amount of confidence. Lauren, on the other hand, has been saving for years to pay for a special eye surgery that will deepen the crease of her eyelids. It's not that she wants to look like everyone else in her suburban Connecticut school; she'd just be happy if kids stopped calling her "slant" and "gook." Up until now she's been able to ignore the insults, but when the cutest boy in her class calls her "slant," she realizes she needs to do something about her "nickname." When she convinces her reluctant father to consent to the eye operation, Lauren suddenly finds herself faced with a challenge: should she get the operation that might make her more confident and popular, or can she find that confidence within herself? Laura Williams' sensitive, beautifully written story offers a powerful lesson to young readers whose...
|Target Audience Note:|| Text Difficulty 2 - Text Difficulty 3
MG/Middle grades (4th-8th)
4.2 ATOS Level
|Reproduction Note:|| Electronic reproduction. New York : Milkweed Editions, 2008. Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 1482 KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 198 KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB).
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