Tiger Girl (Gemma)
Tiger Girl (Gemma)

Tiger Girl (Gemma)

  • Publish Date: 2013-10-07
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Author: May-lee Chai
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Nea Chhim, the spirited heroine of Dragon Chica, struggles with college. Nightmares of war flood the waking memories of this 19-year-old survivor of the Cambodian Killing Fields. Nea decides she must confront the past to overcome her fear and begin her own life in America. Without telling Ma, she hops on a cross-country bus in Nebraska to see her biological father in Southern California. There Nea comes face to face with a man wounded by survivors guilt who refuses to acknowledge the familys secrets. Nea determines to revive his struggling donut shop and help him recover. Her tireless efforts attract a mysterious young mans attentionis he casing the place for a gang? It is up to Nea to find out the truth: about her family, the war that nearly destroyed them, and herself.

Tiger Girl weaves together Cambodian folklore and its painful past with contemporary American life to create an unforgettable novel about love, war, and acceptance.

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