Thursday, December 10, 2009

American Born Chinese

(a graphic novel)

By Gene Luen Yang

First second printing NY and London 2006

American Born Chinese is a fun quick graphic novel of three stories. One is of a crazy little monkey who masters Kung Fu and wants to be one of the Gods, the second is about a young Asian boy who moves to a new school and has trouble making friends until another Asian boy moves in. The third is about a boy named Danny with a Chinese cousin that comes to visit once a year and basically ruin's his social life. Eventually all of the stories connect with a message that young adults need to embrace who they are and be happy with that.

Personal Review:
The stories are laugh out loud funny edgy, the pictures fit perfectly, the expressions hilarious. I had fun reading it. The stories went buy quickly and it was different to me, having not ready any comic books before. I enjoyed it, every entertaining.
Warnings: Language, sexual.

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