This one had me at Chinese folklore. I love this latest batch of diverse YA titles. Sixteen-year-old Genie is a smart driven to success type girl. I related to her personality. She is an angry tall teen.(I relate to that) Too often I find in YA books that the MC is either sickeningly sweet or a stereotypical mean girl. This is different and seems more authentic.
I laughed out loud so many times reading this book. It’s a smart and funny adventure. Genie’s family has some unique dynamics, and I just have nothing but good things to say about it. Basically, I finished the book and googled immediatelt to see if there was a sequel planned.
This book made me want to go read all the Chinese folk tales I can find. If you have a teen, I’d recommend getting a hold of this one for them.
I was lucky enough to get a copy from the author at ALA.
The Epic Crush of Genie Lo By F.C. Lee August 8, 2017