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The Library Minute with Funmike

The Library Minute with Funmike

Avon students love their school libraries. In each issue of Oriole Blast, we feature a book review by an Avon student. Maybe they'll get you hooked on a book.

My name is Funmike. I'm a student at Avon Middle School North. I am writing a book review on Front Desk by Kelly Yang. This is a coming-of-age book, and it is classified as realistic fiction.

This book is about a Chinese immigrant named Mia Tang who works with her parents at a motel. They offer support and help to other immigrants that they secretly let stay at the motel in the empty rooms. Mia also loves learning and wants to be a writer. Her mother thinks she should just focus on math because her mother was an engineer when they lived in China. Mia, along with the weekly motel guests and her friends, deals with hardship and happiness throughout the book as she works toward her dreams. This book pulls readers in with every page. 

I really enjoyed this book and could relate to a lot of the topics mentioned. It is a riveting book. I would recommend anyone of any age to read it! 

If your child is inspired to check out this recommendation, they may get it from their school library, by visiting our friends at the Avon-Washington Township Public Library or by picking up a copy online.