David Tung Can't Have a Girlfriend Until He Gets Into an Ivy League College

David Tung Can't Have a Girlfriend Until He Gets Into an Ivy League College

by Ed Lin

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Overview

“You’re not allowed to have a girlfriend until college,” my mother warned. “And you’d better get into an Ivy League school!”

In David Tung Can’t Have a Girlfriend Until He Gets Into an Ivy League College, novelist Ed Lin conjures up “a fast-paced, acid-tongued, hilarious teen drama for our age,” says Marie Myung-Ok Lee, acclaimed author of Somebody’s Daughter and Finding My Voice. Both playful and wryly observant, Ed Lin's YA-debut explores coming-of-age in the Asian diaspora while navigating relationships through race, class, and young love. David Tung, our nerd-hero, is a Chinese American high-school student who works in his family’s restaurant, competes for top grades at his regular high school located in an upscale, Asian-majority New Jersey suburb, and attends weekend Chinese school in NYC’s working-class Chinatown. While David faces parental pressures to get As and conform to cultural norms and expectations, he’s caught up in the complicated world of high school love triangles—and amid these external pressures is the fear he will die alone, whether he gets into Harvard or not!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781885030627
Publisher: Kaya Production
Publication date: 10/28/2020
Pages: 150
Sales rank: 394,267
Product dimensions: 4.70(w) x 7.20(h) x 1.20(d)
Age Range: 14 - 17 Years

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