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and there's more...

Since we had to circle the airport for some reason, I had the opportunity to complete a second book on the flight back from NYC yesterday. An Na's new book will not disappoint those fans who loved her Printz Medal winning A STEP FROM HEAVEN. Once again An Na tells the story of a young woman who is torn between what is expected of her and what and who she truly is. Mina lives with her sister Suna and their parents. Minda is expected to work in her parent's dry cleaners, study hard, get good grades, and go on to Harvard. Mina has been hiding several secrets from her family, however, including the fact that her grades are not as good as they appear on her doctored report card. When Ysrael comes to work at the store, Mina is drawn to him. Ysrael and Mina form a close relationship, one that damages Mina's own relationship with her sister, Suna. An Na's quiet prose draws a reader closer in to better hear the tale she is to tell. This accomplished author's latest offering is certain to gather praise.


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