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The Epic Crush of Genie Lo

By: F.C. Yee

The struggle to get into a top-tier college consumes sixteen-year-old Genie's every waking thought. Thenshe discovers she's a celestial spirit who's powerful enough to bash through the gates of heaven with her fists.

ISBN: 9781419725487

JLG Release: Oct 2017


Sensitive Areas: Language: Strong Language, Language: Racial or Ethnic Epithet/Slur, Violence: Mild Violence, Sexual Content: Mild Sexual Content/Themes, Drugs/Alcohol/Tobacco: Alcohol Abuse, Language: Crude Humor
Topics: Adventure and adventurers , Demonology , Chinese mythology , Family life , Oakland, California , Chinese Americans , Humorous stories

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Awards & Honors

Kirkus Reviews Best Books of 2017, Teen Books
Indies Introduce Summer / Fall 2017, Young Adult
VOYA’s Perfect Tens 2017
Chicago Public Library Best Books of 2017, Teen Fiction
Los Angeles Public Library Best of 2017: Teen Books

Praise & Reviews

Starred or favorable reviews have been received from these periodicals:

Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books, Kirkus Reviews*, Publishers Weekly*, School Library Journal*, Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA)

School Library Journal

[STARRED REVIEW]
Genie Lo lives in Silicon Valley, but not the nice part. All she wants is to get into the Ivy League so she can escape. But then Quentin, the weird new kid at school, tells her that he’s really the Monkey King and she is the human reincarnation of his weapon, the Ruyi Jingu Bang. In response, she punches him the fa
[STARRED REVIEW]
Genie Lo lives in Silicon Valley, but not the nice part. All she wants is to get into the Ivy League so she can escape. But then Quentin, the weird new kid at school, tells her that he’s really the Monkey King and she is the human reincarnation of his weapon, the Ruyi Jingu Bang. In response, she punches him the face. Unfortunately for both of them, 108 demons have escaped from hell, and they need to track them down to save the world. Genie needs a crash course not only in demon fighting, but also in Chinese mythology—she has never read Journey to the West or seen one of the myriad movies. With the occasional helping hand from Guanyin and Erlang Shen, this rollicking page-turning adventure delivers action coupled with laughter. Genie’s not the first girl who has to balance school, family, and friends with averting the apocalypse, but her biting humor make her first-person narration a stand-out. A Chinese American girl who was angry and strong before being saddled with the fate of the world, Genie’s perspective on the strange turn her life has taken will have readers laughing out loud. Luckily, while the ending brings the story to a satisfying close, it does leave room for a sequel—readers will be demanding more Genie long before they turn the last page. VERDICT Hilarious and action-packed, this fantastically executed tale of the Monkey King in modern-day California introduces a great new character in Genie Lo.—Jennifer Rothschild, Arlington County Public Libraries, VA

Book Details

ISBN

9781419725487

First Release

October 2017

Genre

Fic

Dewey Classification

F

Trim Size

8 1/4" x 5 1/2"

Page Count

320

Accelerated Reader

Level 5.4; Points: 12;

Scholastic Reading Counts

Level 4.4; Points: 19;

Lexile

Level 720L

Format

Print Book

Edition

Hardcover edition

Publisher

Amulet

Potentially Sensitive Areas

Language: Strong Language, Language: Racial or Ethnic Epithet/Slur, Violence: Mild Violence, Sexual Content: Mild Sexual Content/Themes, Drugs/Alcohol/Tobacco: Alcohol Abuse, Language: Crude Humor

Topics

Adventure and adventurers, Demonology, Chinese mythology, Family life, Oakland, California, Chinese Americans, Humorous stories,

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