Our Wayward Fate

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Our Wayward Fate

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Summary

“A story that’s sure to stick with you for a long time.” —BuzzFeed
“More than a coming-of-age novel.” —School Library Journal
“[An] inventive, deeply heartfelt love story that explores connections of many kinds.” —Booklist

A teen outcast is simultaneously swept up in a whirlwind romance and down a rabbit hole of dark family secrets when another Taiwanese family moves to her small, predominantly white midwestern town in this remarkable novel from the critically acclaimed author of American Panda.

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 swapping her congee lunch for PB&Js, 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, pronounced Āh-lěe, after the mountain in Taiwan.

Her autopilot existence is disrupted when she finds out that Chase Yu, the new kid in school, 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 importantly, pushing back against the discrimination they face.

But 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 question everything she thought she knew about life, love, and her unknowable future.

Snippets of a love story from 19th-century China (a retelling of the Chinese folktale The Butterfly Lovers) are interspersed with Ali’s narrative and intertwined with her fate.

Subjects in Our Wayward Fate

According to Simon & Schuster Audio, the Publisher of Our Wayward Fate Audiobook, Our Wayward Fate includes the following subjects: Taiwanese-American, contemporary romance, coming-of-age, American Panda, books about Asian characters, books by Asian authors, books by Taiwanese-American authors, Zhu Yingtai, Joy Luck Club, Crazy Rich Asians, books about the Asian diaspora, forbidden romance, Kung Fu, To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, YA romance, Jenny Han, Lana Condor, Lara Jean, Noah Centineo, Peter Kavinsky, own voices, windows and mirrors, we need diverse books, #WeNeedDiverseBooks, indie next, ya romance audiobooks, contemporary ya audiobooks, best audiobooks for teens, . The BISAC Subject Code is .

About the Author(s) of Our Wayward Fate

The author of Our Wayward Fate is Gloria Chao. Gloria Chao is the critically acclaimed author of American Panda, Our Wayward Fate, and Rent a Boyfriend. When she’s not writing, you can find her with her husband on the curling ice or hiking the Indiana Dunes. She does not regret putting aside her MIT and dental degrees to write, and she is grateful to spend her days in fictional characters’ heads instead of real people’s mouths. Visit her tea-and-book-filled world at GloriaChao.Wordpress.com and find her on Twitter and Instagram @GloriaCChao.

About the Narrator of Our Wayward Fate Audiobook

The narrator for the Our Wayward Fate Audiobook is Emily Woo Zeller.

Our Wayward Fate Audiobook Additional Info

The imprint is Simon & Schuster Audio. It is supplied by Simon & Schuster. The ISBN-10 is 1508299307. The ISBN-13 is 9781508299301.

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