Gateway by Sharon Shinn

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As a Chinese adoptee in St. Louis, teenage Daiyu often feels out of place. When an elderly Asian jewelry seller at a street fair shows her a black jade ring?and tells her that ?black jade? translates to ?Daiyu??she buys it as a talisman of her heritage. But it?s more than that; it?s magic. It takes Daiyu through a gateway into a version of St. Louis much like 19th century China. Almost immediately she is recruited as a spy, which means hours of training in manners and niceties and sleight of hand. It also means stealing time to be with handsome Kalen, who is in on the plan. There?s only one problem. Once her task is done, she must go back to St. Louis and leave him behind forever. . . .


About Sharon Shinn

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Sharon Shinn is a graduate of Northwestern University, and has lived in the Midwest most of her life.
Published October 9, 2009 by Viking Children's. 300 pages
Genres: Romance, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Young Adult, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Daiyu was adopted from China and raised in St. Louis, but all that matters when she enters an iteration of Earth through the Arch is that she looks like a Han or Chinese.

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A Patchwork of Books

Then there is Lily - the little girl caught in the middle of a marriage that is nearly done and a nanny that can not seem to make a "go of it" in the U.S. Very sad book - hard to read.

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