Love, Love

Love, Love

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In this beautiful novel in verse, a Chinese-American girl contends with school bullies, tries to solve the mystery of her sister's strange illness, and finds strength and validation at the local tennis court.

Frances Chin, a 10-year old Chinese-American girl, lives in the suburbs of Detroit with her immigrant parents and older sister, Clara. At school Frances copes with bullies and the loneliness that comes with not quite fitting in. At home, she feels a different kind of aloneness. Her parents are preoccupied with work and worry about Clara, whose hair is inexplicably falling out. But, with the help of her friend Annie, Frances is determined to play Nancy Drew and solve the mystery of Clara’s condition. She also faces the everyday challenges and unexpected thrills of being a tween, especially when she receives encouragement from a tennis coach. Although she struggles to speak up, Frances’s powerful inner voice resonates in gorgeous imagery and evocative free verse.

"Love and more love to Victoria Chang for her lyrical and gentle prose poems that, in excavating a deep secret, usher readers beyond shame and into the warmth of understanding." —Thanhhà Lại, New York Times bestselling and National Book Award-winning author of Inside Out & Back Again, and most recently Butterfly Yellow

 

Title:Love, Love
ISBN:9781454938323
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    Love, Love Reviews

  • Suzanne thebookblondie

    Love, Love by Victoria Chang (#26 in 2020) Thank you to @sterlingkids for this advanced copy and [email protected] for sharing! PUB DATE: 4/7/2020 Frances is a 10 year old, Chinese-American girl. H...

  • Kat

    The story itself is interesting, but I wasn’t a fan of the verse...the way some lines flowed made it difficult to read...

  • THS Library

    From BookGems.co:Frances Chin doesn’t fit in. She is the youngest in her class and can never quite match up to her older sister, Clara, in the eyes of her parents. Frances doesn’t feel smart enoug...

  • Ailyn

    Wrapped up April and National Poetry Month with an e-ARC I received! Love, Love by Victoria Chang tells the story of Frances Chin, a 10-year old Chinese-American who lives in Detroit with her immigran...

  • A Middle Grader Reviews

    Lovely, lovely!Some people like graphic novels when they feel the need for something quick and easy on the eyes. Instead, I read verse novels. Blank space, even when it speaks as much as the words the...

  • Sheridan

    Communication is key, people! I don't have time to do a full review, but I really enjoyed this novel in verse about a young girl's search for acceptance, connection, and her own place within her Chine...

  • C Grannell

    Verse novel. Sister pulls hair out. Form of OCD called trichotillomania. Frances feels all of the attention is on her sister because she is better in school and has this problem. She thinks of herself...

  • May-Ling

    probably 3.5 for middle grade, high school kids or others that need to read a book like thisbullying, loneliness and being othered as a chinese-american are all chronicled in this novel told in verse....

  • Elissa

    I felt kind of ehhh about this book. Maybe I wasn't in the mood for it because it was very melancholy in voice (obviously the main character was facing a lot of things--racism, bullying, her mom was h...

  • LS Johnson

    This is a great book in verse. I'm always amazed that so few words and so much white space can elicit such strong emotion and convey such a strong message. My only disappointment is the apparent unres...