He is shy. Unassuming. Inexperienced.
She is Subway Girl. Cool. Unattainable.
From the moment he sees her on a Hong Kong subway, Simon is intrigued by Amy, but he doesn't have the nerve to talk to her. When he finally works up the courage, he realizes he can't. Because Amy doesn't speak Chinese, and Simon is failing English.
But somehow, Amy and Simon connect, and they find that they understand each other. Enough for Simon to admit that he is dropping out of school. Enough for Amy to confess that she is pregnant with her ex-boyfriend's baby. Amy and Simon feel lost in a world so much bigger than they are, and yet they still have each other.
In this brilliant debut by P. J. Converse, two unlikely teenagers discover that love has a language all its own.
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|Age Range:||14 - 17 Years|
About the Author
P. J. Converse taught English in Hong Kong for two years, which inspired him to write Subway Girl, his first novel for young adults. P. J. has also lived and worked in Australia, Mexico, and Israel, and he recently traipsed through Italy and France. A below-average ballet dancer, ex-waiter, and zealous fantasy football player, he lives with his wife in Los Angeles, California.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Amy is a Chinese girl who was raised in America, and knows little Chinese; Simon is a Chinese boy who needs to know English for his graduation exams. Despite the fact that he is a diligent student, he finds he is falling too far behind to pass the test. Simon is in love with a young woman he (and others) refer to as Subway Girl, when in desperation he speaks to her, he discovers he really needs to learn English so they can talk. On the other hand, Amy/Subway Girl has been transported from the U.S to China due to her parent's divorce and is facing her own desperate issues which Simon can help her with.I thought the author's treatment of difficult issues was realistic and balanced and the ending was right too, not a pat happy ending but a real and fulfilling finish to a book that I couldn't put down. Highly recommended for kids from high school to age ninety nine.
This book was really good i thought i wouldnt like it but i did. You should read it
I had heard nothing about this except as a suggestion. The summary sounded interesting and also I like the cover. Amy can speak English but little Chinese and Simon can speak Chinese but little English. And from there you have an adorable, awkward but cute love story...in a way. And for the most part, the book is just that but you find as the story goes along there's more to it I guess. The writing was good, especially the descriptions of the setting. I especially liked that Amy and Simon were actually likable. Overall, it was a quick but cute story. The ending I wasn't expecting but kind of liked that it went in that direction.
I was trying to go get the app subway surf but thy dont got witch is dumb but u know i wish they did have subway surfers but the book sounds good so i think u should read it to i am not read this book though i am not in to book thats why i wish my parents should have not got me a nook bye.
Who does this author he or she is!! Becuz this is sooo lame i was searching for the app( subway surfers) !!!!!!!!!!!!!! SO BORING!!!!!!!! Lame author!!!