Location: FIC CHO
Genre: Contemporary, Youth Fiction, Mental Health
From New York Times bestselling author Mary H.K. Choi comes a funny and emotional story about two estranged sisters switching places and committing insurance fraud to save one of their lives.
Jayne Baek is barely getting by. She shuffles through fashion school, saddled with a deadbeat boyfriend, clout-chasing friends, and a wretched eating disorder that she’s not fully ready to confront. But that’s New York City, right? At least she isn’t in Texas anymore, and is finally living in a city that feels right for her.
On the other hand, her sister June is dazzlingly rich with a high-flying finance job and a massive apartment. Unlike Jayne, June has never struggled a day in her life. Until she’s diagnosed with uterine cancer.
Suddenly, these estranged sisters who have nothing in common are living together. Because sisterly obligations are kind of important when one of you is dying.
"This book is STUNNING. Just one sharp, fascinating, painful, cut-glass observation after another, on the awfulness of being and dealing with people, on family bonds, immigrant culture, city life, narcissists, bodegas, Instagram, disordered eating, sex, first dates, shitty apartments. Do you remember the Upright Citizens' Brigade episode with the Bucket of Truth? This book is kind of like that. You can learn more about the plot through the publisher's copy up top, to me it's a book to read in part for story but even more to be flattened by an author's ability to skin the world and show you all its beating parts. Definitely read this if you're a writer and want to take notes/be boggled as you watch someone create a kaleidoscopic, unimpeachable vision of teeming, sweaty, sometimes sickening life through words. I can see every one of these characters, even if I don't want to."- Melissa