When Ysrael, a young man from Mexico, begins working at the dry cleaning shop, Mina falls head over heels for him. She knows her mother would never approve of the boy, so the pair has secret meetings at the time when Mina is supposed to be in SAT prep courses. Mina needs to decide whether or not to follow her dreams-and Ysrael-or remain in the society in which her mother has built for her. A world in which she is destined to fail.
Though not my favorite work of An Na's, I still enjoyed this book and felt it gave a great glimpse into the world with overbearing parents and eager to please teens. This is a very good young adult selection.