In the Stacks Episode 125: Like Mandarin by Kirsten Hubbard

A video book review of Like Mandarin by Kirsten Hubbard. To purchase the book on Powells, click here.

"Grace Carpenter has always wanted to be someone different, be somewhere different. In Washokey, Wyoming there aren’t a lot of options. With a beauty pageant-obsessed mother and her little sister the pageant princess, Grace can only study and bide her time until she goes to college.

"Socially, she’s now the butt of the jokes her friends from middle school crack since they disowned her, and she feels like an outcast. So is Mandarin Ramey, a girl Grace has admired from afar for forever. Mandarin is infamous for being different. She’s hated for her beauty everywhere except at her father’s bar, where she works a cocktail shift. And Grace wants to be just like her." -- Michelle Z. from In the

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