Review ¶ Our Wayward Fate ✓ E-book or Kindle E-pub

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Review ¶ Our Wayward Fate ✓ E-book, or Kindle E-pub É ➳ [Read] ➮ Our Wayward Fate By Gloria Chao ➾ – Seventeen year old Ali Chu knows that as the only Asian person at her school in middle of nowhere Indiana she must be bland as white toast to survive This means swAntly pushing back against the discrimination they faceBut when Ali’s mom finds out about the relationship she forces Ali to end it As Ali covertly digs into the  why behind her mother’s disapproval she uncovers secrets about her family and Chase that force her to uestion everything she thought she knew about life love and her unknowable future. Check out reviews Perspective of a WriterThe BuzzAmerican Panda was one of my top books of 2018 its a really strong debut so when I saw Gloria Chao had a new book out I knew I wanted to read it ASAPAnd the cover of Our Wayward Fate convinced me further I love the dreamy uality to it and how the colors pop It gives you a sense of fate destiny and a girl's future And the title is perfect I love how it was mentioned in the story and how it reflects Asian belief in fateThe PremiseI love the purpose and premise of Our Wayward Fate and how it played out in the story The Butterfly Lovers is a Chinese folktale and Chao uses it as a jumping off point for one character's motivation in Ali's life It becomes this sort of modern retelling that is woven into the contemporary story without taking over With it comes this insight into Chinese culture that was subtle and relatable even if we don't have Chinese parents But first we meet Ali Chu She's the only Asian person at her school and in order to fit in she rejects some of her Chinese heritage Totally understandable In fact white people even reject hobbies and activities they love in order to fit in with high school So its really something that can be identified with and gives readers a door into imagining how it feels to be a part of another culture and not able to embrace it But it is the way that Ali and Chase clicked that sucked me in I loved how we saw Ali bloom into her heritage and embrace that side of herself Sure it took a boy but it as easily could have been anyone who was Chinese Sometimes we just click with a person and they become our person and it feels like they've always been at our side Everything with them feels powerful and emotional even when we disappoint and hurt them even when that wasn't our intentionThis story is about way way way than some high school romance Because life starts with parents We all have our own struggles with a parent who doesn't understand us wants us to be different than we are or is distant instead of interested in us Ali had this same struggle And she has to fight for who she wants to be what she wants her future to look like and find joy in living today too Our Wayward Fate takes us on a Chinese American journey and I was happy every page of the bookMy ExperienceOur Wayward Fate captured me I remember that while I enjoyed American Panda immensely the writing style was a touch generic So the contrast between the two books was stark Ali's narrative voice was so strong and specific I loved her so much and got where she was coming from I was fully on her side Events felt realistic and I think Chao’s writing really was keyI think one of the reasons this resonated for me too is that I totally got all the steps that Ali took to learn about Chase and her mother Many will think she was really extreme She breaks into so many things that you will think she's choosing a career as a criminal But the truth understanding someone was so important to her Because she was denied this from the person who should have given that to her freely We all seek such acceptanceI really love the themes in Gloria Chao's works Our Wayward Fate interprets The Butterfly Lovers folktale in such a fascinating and contemporary way The weight of expectations is high Confrontation really can do wonders in revealing the truth I liked the end so so much Positive but not unrealistically sweet You'll regret passing up Our Wayward Fate its better than Amercan Panda if you can believe that⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Authenticity⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Writing Style⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Plot Pacing⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ World BuildingA Cover Title grade Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for providing me with a copy in exchange for an honest review It has not influenced my opinionsYou can find this review and many others on my book blog Perspective of a Writer Read my special perspective under the typewriter on my reviews Please like this review if you enjoyed it bow bow It helps me out a ton

Summary ☆ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ✓ Gloria Chao

Lee after the mountain in TaiwanHer autopilot existence is disrupted when she finds out that Chase Yu the new kid in school Our Wayward eBook #209 is also Taiwanese Despite some initial resistance due to the  they belong together whispers Ali and Chase soon spark a chemistry rooted in competitive martial arts joking in two languages and most import. Read as an audiobook📚 Series  No📚 Genre YA Contemporary📚 Cliffhanger No⚠ Content Warnings  Parent Child Conflict Embezzlement Scamming Racism Asian stereotypingHaving read American Panda my hopes for Our Wayward Fate was soaring high Unfortunately it had turbulence problems and hit an unsatisfying endI read this as an audiobook and to be fair the production was good and the narrator did amazing that it was something nice from beginning to end I loved all the Chinese words and phrases seeped into the dialogue providing me with something new to learnBut why wasn't this book a 5 star readOne of my initial problems with this book is the insta love one that absolutely came from nowhereSecond this book promised Chinese mythology through The Butterfly Lovers But the transition from the folklore to Ali's circumstances was uite lost and the flow was too forcedThe pacing was also messy Sometimes uick sometimes jumpy and sometimes soooo slowIn the good points however I loved how this book helped Ali develop a sense of pride on her roots especially as Chinese culture is very rich and fascinatingI also loved the puns I am a sucker for literary wordplay and the two leads of the story loved including this in their conversationsA side character named Yun also shone throughout the story He is one of the best parts and I enjoyed his charmOverall it was okay Maybe my hopes were too high but still a great audiobook to listen to☁ THE CRITERIA ☁🌼 Blurb⭐⭐⭐☆☆🌼 Main Character⭐⭐⭐☆☆🌼 Significant Other ⭐⭐⭐⭐☆🌼 Support Characters ⭐⭐⭐⭐☆🌼 Writing Style⭐⭐⭐☆☆🌼 Character Development⭐⭐⭐☆☆🌼 Romance ⭐⭐⭐☆☆🌼 Pacing ⭐⭐⭐☆☆🌼 Ending ⭐⭐⭐☆☆🌼 Unputdownability ⭐⭐⭐☆☆🌼 Book Cover⭐⭐⭐⭐☆🌼 Audiobook Production ⭐⭐⭐⭐☆ ☁FINAL VERDICT 3335 ☁📚 Blog ♡ Bookstagram ♡ Facebook ♡ Twitter 📚

Gloria Chao ✓ 9 Free read

Our Wayward FateSeventeen year old Ali Chu knows that as the only Asian person at her school in middle of nowhere Indiana she must be bland as white toast to survive This means swapping her congee lunch for PBJs ignoring the clueless racism from her classmates and teachers and keeping her mouth shut when people wrongly call her Allie instead of her actual name  Ah. I wrote Our Wayward Fate to explore what it's like to grow up as a teen POC in a mostly white Midwestern town stereotypes and racism miscommunication between parents and children especially children of immigrants who don't wholly feel like they belong anywhereIn this book you can expect humor romance banter martial arts and so many secrets One of which is pictured on the cover This is a contemporary story but a 19th Century retelling of the Chinese folktale The Butterfly Lovers is interspersed You can read the first chapter on Bustle hereAnd advanced eARCs can be reuested on Edelweiss hereUpdate eARCs are now available for reuest at NetGalley