Miss Fortune Cookie

Book Information
Rating: Excellent
Reading/Interest Level: Young Adult
Author: Lauren Bjorkman
Publisher: Henry Hold
Year: 2012
ISBN: 9780805089516
Pages: 276

Erin desperately wants to be Chinese because of how many Chinese friends she has, so she secretly runs a popular advice blog called Miss Fortune Cookie. When one of her best friends sends a letter to the blog and then acts on the advice, Erin feels like she needs to fix what happens afterward. As she and her friends are dealing with romance, parents, and choosing which college to go to after they graduate, Erin has to learn how to delicately give advice when she herself doesn’t always know the right answers of what she should do.

One of the highlights of the book is the challenges of dealing with threesome friendships, especially when some of the friends have had a more difficult relationship in the past. It also talks a lot about the challenges of making college plans and leaving the people you love behind, Chinese culture, and relationships of mothers and their daughters. In many ways, it is a typical high school senior kind of story, but the culture issues, relationships, and humor of the book make it stand out as a sweet, clever story.

*Mentions of sex, getting fake IDs to go to a bar (although no one drinks underage).