Hello Kitty Must Die

Hello Kitty Must Die

eBook - 2010
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"The shock-value plot should provoke plenty of hype, but it's Choi's furious, laugh-out-loud social commentary that is most noteworthy."?--Booklist
On the outside, twenty-eight-year-old Fiona Yu appears to be just another Hello Kitty--an educated, well-mannered Asian American woman. Secretly, she feels torn between the traditional Chinese values of her family and the social mores of being an American girl. To escape the burden of carrying her family's honor, Fiona decides to take her own virginity. In the process, she makes a surprising discovery that reunites her with a long-lost friend, Sean Killroy. Sean introduces her to a dark world of excitement, danger, cunning, and cruelty, pushing her to the limits of her own morality. But Fiona's father throws her new life into disarray when he dupes her into an overnight trip that results in a hasty engagement to Don Koo, the spoiled son of a wealthy chef. Determined to thwart her parents' plans to marry her off into Asian suburbia, Fiona seeks her freedom at any price. How far will she go to bury the Hello Kitty stereotype forever? Fiona's journey of self-discovery is biting and clever as she embraces her true nature and creates her own version of the American Dream, eliminating--without fear or remorse--anyone who stands in her way.
Publisher: [Cincinnati, Ohio] : F+W Media, 2010
ISBN: 9781440530807
Characteristics: data file
1 online resource (320 pages)
Call Number: eBook

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marisakdlr
Jul 24, 2012

Interesting read. Dark, morbid sense of humor. Lampooned Asian and Asian American stereotypes of what Asian women are supposed to be. Deeply disturbing and funny at the same time.

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aprilyee
Jun 15, 2012

This book was described as "darkly humorous," but mostly it's just dark...and demented. It started out promising as the protagonist is a cheeky, rebellious "good (Asian American) girl gone bad," but Fiona takes "bad" to a whole nother level. "Bad" becomes psychotic. Sorry, too weird for me.

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jkilling
Dec 09, 2010

Easy read, interesting characters, dragged a bit in places, enjoyable ending.

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happygoblin
Jul 30, 2010

A dark comedy set in the Bay Area about a woman who refuses to live the stereotypes of both a docile Asian woman and a happily married Mom. She meets a old school friend at the doctor's office (he is the doctor!) who just happens to be a sociopath and serial killer. Yet, she feels closer to him than anyone else, besides her exasperating parents. The only thing that was truly annoying were the numerous typos in the book. Where was the author's editor!?! Some may find it too dark; some may find it predictable; I found it amusing.

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