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Hello Kitty Must Die
     

Hello Kitty Must Die

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by Angela S. Choi
 

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On the outside, twenty-eight-year-old Fiona Yu appears to be just another Hello Kitty--an educated, well-mannered Asian American woman. Secretly, she feels torn between the traditional Chinese values of her family and the social mores of being an American girl.

To escape the burden of carrying her family's honor, Fiona decides to take her own virginity. In the

Overview

On the outside, twenty-eight-year-old Fiona Yu appears to be just another Hello Kitty--an educated, well-mannered Asian American woman. Secretly, she feels torn between the traditional Chinese values of her family and the social mores of being an American girl.

To escape the burden of carrying her family's honor, Fiona decides to take her own virginity. In the process, she makes a surprising discovery that reunites her with a long-lost friend, Sean Killroy. Sean introduces her to a dark world of excitement, danger, cunning, and cruelty, pushing her to the limits of her own morality. But Fiona's father throws her new life into disarray when he dupes her into an overnight trip that results in a hasty engagement to Don Koo, the spoiled son of a wealthy chef.

Determined to thwart her parents' plans to marry her off into Asian suburbia, Fiona seeks her freedom at any price. How far will she go to bury the Hello Kitty stereotype forever? Fiona's journey of self-discovery is biting and clever as she embraces her true nature and creates her own version of the American Dream, eliminating--without fear or remorse--anyone who stands in her way.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Choi's scorching-hot debut rips into the stereotype of Hello Kitties, young Asian-American women who are upwardly mobile, outwardly modern, but trapped by their families' old-fashioned cultural expectations. A week before turning 28, Fiona “Fi” Yu, a San Francisco corporate lawyer who lives with her parents, uses a silicone device to take her own virginity, an act she soon regrets. When she consults Dr. Sean Killroy about restoring her hymen, the cosmetic surgeon turns out to be Sean Deacon, a former grade school classmate who once lit a girl's hair on fire. Fi renews her friendship with Sean, who draws her into a secret world that's empowering but also highly disturbing. As Sean encourages Fi to fight back when her parents suggest suitors, people who cause problems for Fi wind up dead. A demonic stir-fry of influences, including Amy Tan, Chuck Palahniuk, Clive Barker, and Candace Bushnell, infuses Choi's prose with passionate ferocity. (Apr.)
From the Publisher

"The shock-value plot should provoke plenty of hype, but it's Choi's furious, laugh-out-loud social commentary that is most noteworthy."?--Booklist

Library Journal
Fiona Yu is a Chinese American attorney who refuses to be any man's "Hello Kitty"—the stereotypically well-groomed, well-behaved Asian wife. When Fiona is reunited with Sean Killroy, a childhood friend with a penchant for punishing the people who wrong him, she finds herself on an adventure with a serial killer who is only too happy to teach her how to get rid of unwanted fiancés and bosses. Choi, herself a former attorney, writes her first novel with a stiletto for a pen. The pace is fast. Sympathy for the victims is absent. And, as the body count rises, Sean's taste for blood grows. VERDICT Fiona's experiences are light-years from the young women in Amy Tan's The Joy Luck Club and only somewhat closer to the twins in Marilyn Chin's Revenge of the Mooncake Vixen. Now that serial killers have become the new 21st-century heroes, fans of Jeff Lindsay's "Dexter" series and Chuck Palahniuk's hard-core novels are the readers most likely to enjoy this book. [Tyrus Books is the new publishing venture of former Bleak House founding editor Benjamin LeRoy.—Ed.]—Andrea Kempf, Johnson Cty. Community Coll. Lib., Overland Park, KS

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781935562023
Publisher:
Adams Media
Publication date:
04/01/2010
Pages:
250
Product dimensions:
5.78(w) x 8.46(h) x 0.77(d)

Meet the Author

Angela S. Choi is a writer who lives in San Francisco, California, where she refuses to be anyone's mother or hole-in-a-mattress. Born in Hong Kong, she practiced law until she no longer wanted to live life in six-minute increments, and so took up the pen at the tender age of 30.

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Hello Kitty Must Die 2.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 136 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am like a HUGE hello kitty fan i have hello kitty everything and she means so much to me so maybe u should die that title is afencive to people and kids who love hello kitty just like me say hello kitty if u agree with me
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is wrong. Its terrible and this author is a poop.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I hate u wrter of this book hello kitty never dies maybe you should die.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I dont want hello kitty to die.........-_-
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Bad book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
IM 10 AND I LOVE I REALLY MEAN LLLLOOOVVVEEE HELLO KITTY DONT MESS WITH ME WHEN IT COME TO HELLO KITTY OR BACON ... NEVER MESS WITH ME ABOUT BACON !!!!!!!!!! IF U ALSO HAVE A CLUB PENGUIN SEARCH platapus1234 I WILL BE UR FRIEND
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I DONT REALLY THINK IT HAS ANYTHING TO DO WITH HELLO KITTY (I
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Never read this book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Its not even about hello kitty also this book was very distrbing
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
ILOVe hello kitty!!! I hope the author dies and when she dose me and hello kitty will stomp on her grave! Ha HAHA! Helllo kitty rules!!!!!!! Yaaa
Shelly65 More than 1 year ago
This is NOT an actual Hello Kitty book, which is obvious from the description. I feel bad that there are so many negative reviews simply because people didn't take the time to look at what they were purchasing. This was a great read, darkly humorous and very entertaining. Reminded me of a flippant American Psycho - and I mean that in a good way.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have a feeling this book will be horrible 1: the tittle sounds horrible and number 2:i have read all of these coments and they sound like it will suck and last but not least 3: it is like 10 dollars so not getting this book sounds HORRIBLE
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I LOVE HELLO KITTY!!!! WHY EVEN MAKE A BOOK THAT SAYS "HELLO KITTY MUST DIE"!!!!!!! HELLO KITTY IS AWSOME AND CUTE! THE PEOPLE THAT MADE THIS BOOK IS STUPID!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :( :( :(
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Why would someone want to read a book called Hello Kitty Dies?That is the most sad thin I heard in my life.I bet you people no one would read this book.I don't think hello kitty should dye.If I was the author I would not put that title on any book.Why would someone write this title.I think they should delete this book!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Okay, i dont think u shud post a comment if u didnt read this book. Seriously. Hello kitty has nothing to do with this. I am sad that all there is are negative comments. Some people dont like hello kitty as well u dont have to lecture them out. Personly i <3 hello kitty but i also enjoy this book. HELLO KITTY HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THIS BOOK!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Just reading the title makes me sad and im not reading it because i love hello kitty
KennaS More than 1 year ago
It sucked me in from the first paragraph. Written from a unique point of view, I couldnt believe what I was rooting for. Reviewing this book while trying not to reveal any spoilers is so difficult. This gives a funny yet poinant look at life for young Chinese women and what they must go through with their families and culture. It also gives us a raw glimpse into a type of persons head that you should ever want to look into for fear of discovering that in some cases...you think just like they do. And I did. For this having been this authors first time being published, she did an excellent job. I will be looking for more books!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
-looks up at Shadowtail and then to Dawnstar- shes kitting?!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hello Kitty is AWESOME and IMMORTAL so IN YOUR FACE, BEYOTCH!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Boo
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book has nothing to dowith hellokitty just girla
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read the ouline of the book and it didn't mention a thing about Hello Kitty. That means readers, don't think it has to do with the title, it probably doesn't.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love Hello Kitty and this super crazy.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
IM SOOO BADASS (flamethrower to hello kittys head)
ADropOfInkReviews More than 1 year ago
I read this book for a book club in my area. All I can say is these women must be twisted. While the book was incredibly well-written, I was dragged from one page to the next almost in complete shock at the story line. While I have read some weird stuff in my time, this one took the cake. Fiona Yu is not interested in men. Period. She’s not interested in women for that matter. She just doesn’t have the passion in her for anyone. She wants to live her life as she sees fit and that’s that. She doesn’t want to fit that perfect Asian stereotype she’s been raised to live. When Sean Killroy enters the picture, everything goes insane. That’s the best way to put it. With his own social morals corrupt beyond belief, he takes and shows Fiona the darker side of life and gets her involved as well. This book was just incredibly odd. All I can say is, if you read it, you’ll have to make up your own mind what to think. Just know that it’s weird and twisted in ways you never thought before. Goodness knows my mind rarely travels those paths. It was definitely an experience, but not one I’m in a rush to go through again.