Ivy Ling feels unlucky. Her best friend, Julie Albright, has moved away, her mom is super busy with law school, and Ivy has to go to Chinese school every Saturday. Worst of all, Ivy learns that the annual Ling family reunion is scheduled for the same day as the All-City gymnastics tournament, for which Ivy has been practicing for months. When Ivy's parents tell her she has to decide which event to attend, she despairs--how can she please both her gymnastics coach and her family? Gradually Ivy realizes that she can make her own luck--and make a decision that's right for her.
About the Author
Lisa Yee’s first novel, Millicent Min, Girl Genius, won the Sid Fleischman Award for Humor from the SCBWI. Her other novels include Stanford Wong Flunks Big-Time (an ALA Notable Book), So Totally Emily Ebers, Absolutely Maybe, and Bobby vs. Girls (Accidentally). She lives in South Pasadena, California, with her family. Please visit her website at lisayee.com.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Ivy is torn between her Chinese family and her life as an American. She is tired of Chinese food and Chinese school, but she still loves her grandparents. Things get very complicated when she has to choose between her big gymnastics meet and her family reunion. She finally discovers a way to include both and realizes that her grandparents understand her better than she realizes.
I had a whole shipment of American Girl book sent to me, and the box was so crushed that the books were too! Barnes and Noble uses DHL for part way of there delivery in conjunction with the USPS. DHL does not handle their packages as carefully as UPS does. They are a poor carrier and I think Barnes should use a better delivery service for their customers.
I read this book and loved it. It taught me to sped time with my family. Also to be a good sport and to never give up.