The Fold

The Fold by An Na
An Na
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Can one line (fold) make all the difference? When Joyce's aunt wins the lottery, she decides to give Joyce a makeover. This is what Joyce has always wanted, until she realizes that to get the beautiful Asian eyelid fold would mean a painful surgery. Joyce has second thoughts about whether or not one fold will change her looks enough to get John Ford Kang (JFK) to notice her. Also whether, thanks to the fold, she would ever be as gorgeous as her older sister, Helen. Is she willing to risk possible complications of the surgery just to impress people that should already love her for who she really is?

I think that The Fold was an okay book, but that the whole plot of the story was kind of weird and didn't really make a lot of sense. I don't see why anyone would have such an issue about whether or not to get a fold on her eyelids. I also didn't like how the author wrote about the older daughter being a lesbian because as a Christian it made me personally feel uncomfortable reading about it. I liked how the author had a constant rivalry going between the two sisters. I just didn't like how Joyce always thought that everyone had a better life than her and how she was always complaining about her sister and how muchbetter" she was. Overall, The Fold was a decent book that I recommend to teenage girls wanting a different kind of summer read.

This book does have a character with an alternative lifestyle.

Reviewer Age:14

Reviewer City, State and Country: Upper Strasburg, PA United States


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