The Year of the Dog Characters

Grace Lin
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Pacy

Pacy “Grace” Lin is the narrator of the novel. Pacy is the daughter of Mom and Dad, and the middle sister of Lissy and Ki-Ki. Pacy is very kind and very intelligent. She loves her family deeply.

Pacy does not know what she is good at, or who she wants to be. She hopes the Year of the Dog will help her to find herself. So, she spends much of the novel seeking herself. It is through the course of the year that Pacy becomes best friends with Melody and writes a book for the book contest.

Pacy questions her identity when other Taiwanese/Chinese kids make fun of her for being Americanized. Pacy finds comfort in her Mom who tells her Pacy can indeed be both American and Taiwanese/Chinese.

Pacy is later thrilled when she comes in fourth place for the book contest. Pacy wins$400 for...

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