This Is My Brain In Love

ISBN-10: 0316423823
ISBN-13: 9780316423823
Author: Gregorio, I. W.
Interest Level: 7-12
Publisher: Hachette Book Group

Publication Date: April 2020

Copyright: 2020

Page Count: 384


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Interest Level

Grades 7-12

Reading Level

Accelerated Reader Level: 6.3
Accelerated Reader Points: 15.0

BISAC Subjects

YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Social Themes / Mental Illness *

YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Loners & Outcasts *

YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Romance / Contemporary *

Description
Told in dual narrative, This Is My Brain In Love is a stunning YA contemporary romance, exploring mental health, race and, ultimately, self-acceptance. Jocelyn Wu has just three wishes for her junior year: To make it through without dying of boredom, to direct a short film with her BFF Priya Venkatram, and to get at least two months into the year without being compared to or confused with Peggy Chang, the only other Chinese girl in her grade. Will Domenici has two goals: to find a paying summer internship, and to prove he has what it takes to become an editor on his school paper. Then Jocelyn's father tells her their family restaurant may be going under, and all wishes are off. Because her dad has the marketing skills of a dumpling, it's up to Jocelyn and her unlikely new employee, Will, to bring A-Plus Chinese Garden into the 21st century (or, at least, to Facebook). What starts off as a rocky partnership soon grows into something more. But family prejudices and the uncertain future of A-Plus threaten to keep Will and Jocelyn apart. It will take everything they have and more, to save the family restaurant and their budding romance.
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2021 ALA Awards Grades 8-12