The sky had not yet begun to lighten, and Jin-Ha could see hard fingers of frost pressing on her window, outlined by the light from the streetlamp. She wanted to stay in her warm bed and never come out. Being cold -- and knowing you were going to be even colder before you got any warmer -- was the worst feeling.Then she remembered her dream.
How else to cop with this terrible thing she had done? She failed a math test and a quiz and she had lied to her parents. Lying to her parents had been ten times worse than telling them the truth: telling the truth would have gotten the unpleasant newsover with right away. By lying she was only postponing the agony. Everything only seemed all right; underneath, it was all wrong. All WRONG.
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Two years after moving to Minnesota, Jin-Ha’s mother is still trapped in the family apartment, so afraid to attempt English that she’s unable to shop without a translator, and so isolated that she doesn’t know what the F at the top of Jin-Ha’s math test means.| Read Full Review of F Is for Fabuloso
Unable to disappoint her mother, she is virtually propelled into a lie, explaining that in America F stands for ""fabuloso."" Overcome with guilt and shame, determined to raise her math grade, Jin-Ha unexpectedly finds a friend in Grant, a boisterous hockey player who goes from calling her a ""fr...| Read Full Review of F Is for Fabuloso
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