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Good Enough

Yoo, Paula (Paperback - 2012 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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A Korean American teenager tries to please her parents by getting into an Ivy League college, but a new guy in school and her love of the violin tempt her in new directions.
Authors: Yoo, Paula
Statement of Responsibility: Paula Yoo
Title: Good enough
Publisher: New York : HarperTeen, 2012, c2008
Edition: 1st pbk. ed
Characteristics: 322 p. ; 21 cm.
Summary: A Korean American teenager tries to please her parents by getting into an Ivy League college, but a new guy in school and her love of the violin tempt her in new directions.
Subject Headings: Korean Americans Fiction Gifted children Fiction Musicians Fiction Violin Fiction Parent and child Fiction Self-realization Fiction
Topical Term: Korean Americans
Gifted children
Musicians
Violin
Parent and child
Self-realization
ISBN: 9780060790905
0060790903
Branch Call Number: FIC Y
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Jul 10, 2014
  • Potterhead rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I absolutely adored this book. I can easily relate to Patti since I play the violin and feel the same pressure to get into Ivy league colleges by my parents as well. Since it had a lot of information about college, I became more prepared and aware as to what colleges expect of me now. This is one of those books that I wish never ended.

Jun 03, 2013
  • Alexac rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This is a really good, relatable read. But, only teens can understand a lot of the topics mentioned.!!

Dec 02, 2012
  • pinkxgurl rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

If you're from the same background, this hits pretty close to home. If you're not, you can still relate to the struggles of a teenager trying to figure out exactly who she is and what she's trying to be. Check out my review of the book: http://www.examiner.com/review/book-review-good-enough-by-paula-yoo

Jul 09, 2012
  • _hollister_ rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

this book has a lot of collegey type information as well

This book was excellent. Patti- a Korean American teenager with straight A’s and a love for the violin. Her parents are strict when it comes to education and has dreams that she will get into Harvard or another good college. Over the years she had played the violin, her love for her music grows, and hopes to get into a music college, but her parents think different. Patti wants to make her own decisions for once with help from a guy she likes; she tries to find the courage to speak out. I really liked this realistic fiction and would recommend this to anyone 13 and older.

May 23, 2011
  • iRoyaltyLove rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

This was an interesting book to read. Like Patti, I've felt the same pressure as she has from her parents. The issue transcends race, and is easy to relate to. Some parts were a bit slow, or seemed slightly unnecessary, but otherwise a great read.

Patti's Korean parents want what's best for her. In their minds, this means getting into one of the best universities in the US or HARVARDYALEPRINCETON as they tend to call them. To this end, they have pushed her to get outstanding marks, join a church youth group, learn to play the cello and get first chair of the state youth orchestra in order to beef up her application.

Patti wants to do well to, but her definition has started to change. Her grades are important, but so is the new cute guy who has joined her homeroom. Music is also important to her, maybe even more important than HARVARDYALEPRINCETION. Patti begins to rebel against her parents, searching for an identity that is her own.

This is an amazing book by Paula Yoo about growing up Korean-American in North America. Patti is a believable heroine who rebels in the only way she knows how, through her love of music. It is also realistic in its representation of the relationships between both Patti and her peers, as well as her parents. Worth picking up.

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Jul 09, 2014
  • DesireeOnDeck rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

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Jul 09, 2014
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Jun 03, 2013
  • Alexac rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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Jun 29, 2012
  • Blue_Rabbit_199 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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Jul 09, 2014
  • DesireeOnDeck rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

A Korean American teenager tries to please her parents by getting into an Ivy League college, but a new guy in school and her love of the violin tempt her in new directions then following her dreams.

May 23, 2013
  • santiii rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Patti Yoon is a Korean American teenager who struggles to keep up with her parents' expectations. She tries her best to be her parents' dream daughter, but when a new trumpet guy transfers in her school and her love of the violin, the questions will change from "Is she going to get accepted in an Ivy League school and please her parents?" to "What is she going to do next?".

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Jul 09, 2014
  • DesireeOnDeck rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

This book is ok to read it really didnt get me really in the book.

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