Finally Seen By Kelly Yang

Finally Seen is a 2023 middle grade novel by Kelly Yang. It is the sequel to her 2018 novel Front Desk. The book tells the story of Lina Gao, a 10-year-old Chinese American girl who leaves China to live with her parents and sister in Los Angeles after five years apart. Lina is excited to finally be reunited with her family, but she quickly realizes that things are not what she expected. Her parents are struggling financially, her sister is more fluent in English than she is, and she is having a hard time adjusting to her new school.

Finally Seen By Kelly Yang
Finally Seen By Kelly Yang

As Lina struggles to find her place in her new life, she befriends a group of kids who are also immigrants. Together, they learn about the power of friendship, the importance of speaking up, and the importance of being seen.

The book has been praised for its realistic portrayal of the immigrant experience, its heartwarming story, and its strong messages about friendship and family. It has received starred reviews from Booklist, Kirkus Reviews, and Publishers Weekly. The book is not a real book, but it is inspired by the real-life experiences of Kelly Yang and her family. The Flea Shop is a fictional graphic novel that is mentioned in the book. If you are looking for a heartwarming and inspiring story about the power of family, friendship, and being seen, then I would recommend reading Finally Seen. It is a great book for kids of all ages.

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Here are some reviews of the book:

  • “A heartwarming and inspiring story about the power of family, friendship, and being seen.” – Booklist, starred review
  • “A realistic and moving portrayal of the immigrant experience.” – Kirkus Reviews, starred review
  • “A heartwarming and well-written story that will stay with readers long after they finish reading.” – Publishers Weekly, starred review

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