An Ocean Apart, a World Away

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By Lensey Namioka
Publisher Delacorte Books for Young Readers
An Ocean Apart, a World Away
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While most 16yearold girls are planning their weddings, Xueyan, known as Yanyan, has no interest at all in marriage. She is fascinated by medicine. In China in 1921, women rarely attend university, let alone medical school. Still, Yanyan is determined to become a doctor. But Yanyans feelings about marriage change when she meets Liang Baoshu.An outstanding scholar and martial arts student, Baoshu is passionate and dangerous. He is determined to rid China of the foreigners who occupy it and restore power to the Manchu dynasty. Life with him would be an adventure. But when Yanyan realizes that being with Baoshu would also mean sacrificing her dream of becoming a doctor, she faces the most difficult decision of her life. And her choice leads to an entirely new adventure an ocean away in Americawhere Yanyan is the foreigner.

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41915 words41,915 words
208 pages208 pages
Lexile 780LLexile 780L
Grade 6 to 8Grade 6 to 8
Published 2002Published 2002

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