Christine doesn't feel very confident anywhere - she is focused on fitting in. Christine plays the violin, goes to church, and hosts Chinese school at her house. So when Moon and her mother move in nearby, Christine isn't sure what to think - Moon has all kinds of confidence! She is a Buddhist vegetarian who paints her nails and likes astronomy. Some kids say she got kicked out of her last school for fighting. Is she too different to be a good friend for Christine?
This graphic novel features a Chinese-American protagonist and focuses on what it means to choose wisely - which parental rules to follow, how to be a good friend, and how to stretch and try new things. Sitting perfectly for fourth grade, fans of Raina Telgemeier will like this, too.
"You see that girl who just walked in? Don't go near her. I hear she beats people up."
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