American Born Chinese Characters

Gene Luen Yang
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Jin Wang

Jin Wang is a Chinese American boy growing up in California in the early 1980-1990's. He is shy, feels like an outsider, and is shown, initially, to be friendless. He finally makes a friend when he is in the fifth grade, Wu Chen. They are 2 of the only 3 Asian Americans in their school. Wu will end up dating the other Asian American, whose name is Suzy.

As Jin progresses through his school years the prophetic words of the herbalist's wife haunt him. She's told him that he can have whatever he wants as long as he's willing to pay the price....which might be his soul, depending on what it is he wants. Finally, after his girlfriend Amelia is stolen from him by a Caucasian boy, Jin thinks that what he really wants is to be white, too. When he gets his wish, he finds himself...

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