American Born Chinese - Chapters 5-6 Summary & Analysis

Gene Luen Yang
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Chapter 5

Back in the 1980's the reader sees that Jin is now in middle school and has developed a crush on a girl named Amelia. Wei-Chen is dating the only other Asian student (a girl named Suzy). He and Jin are still very good friends. Wei-Chen tries to help Jin meet and talk to Amelia but Jin is just too shy. At one point, Wei tries to get Jin to volunteer for a science project with Amelia, but instead gets selected by the teacher himself when Jin refuses to raise his hand.

As it turns out, this was a good thing. One afternoon when Wei and Amelia are feeding the lab animals they are locked into the supply closet together. Wei tells Amelia about Jin and how Jin feels so that she will like him. It works, and when they are released from...

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