|Henry Holt (November 2012)|
|MS: Complete Edited|
|Books for very young children, children’s picture books & activity books|
MISS FORTUNE COOKIE
Meet Erin. Smart student, great daughter, better friend. Secretly the mastermind behind the popular advice blog Miss Fortune Cookie, based on ancient Chinese wisdom.
Dear Tempted, Can you really give someone Mono by drinking from her soda can? I wish they taught us useful things like that in Bio. Seriously, though, Confucius said: Before embarking on a path of revenge, first dig two graves. Are you still friends with her? If so, tell her how you feel. If you are no longer friends, re-venge won’t make anything better. Miss Fortune Cookie
Erin channels her smarts, warmth, and humor into an advice blog, Miss Fortune Cookie, based on ancient Chinese wisdom. Despite freckles and red hair, Erin knows her own heart and it’s Chinese. She was born in China and still speaks Mandarin with neighbors in Chinatown. But—according to her ex-best friend Mei Liu—she’s not Chinese enough so Erin keeps the blog a secret. Senior year, Miss Fortune Cookie goes vi-ral, and Mei writes-in asking for help. When Mei disappears, Erin’s des-peration to find her plunges her into an epic adventure involving a mysterious college boy, fake IDs, a bouncer with a neck tattoo, and a lot of craziness. Her life will never be the same.
Lauren Bjorkman is the author of one previous YA novel, My Invented Life. She grew up on a sailboat, sharing the tiny forecastle with her sis-ter and the sail bags. She now lives in New Mexico.