Chemistry by Weike Wang
Clues to describe this book: Toxic Stress, Fork in the road, Self Identity, Acceptance
Review: Chemistry is a coming-of-age story about a young Chinese-American female scientist who goes on a soul-searching journey to find herself as she wrestles with the burden of parental expectations, career aspirations, and her boyfriend’s marriage proposal. Weike’s writing style is choppy and is told from the perspective an unnamed protagonist. Overall, I enjoyed this book and felt that this book was very relatable, especially the part about needing to live up to the expectations that comes with being second generation Asian. Chemistry is a short, but it’s well-written and a satisfying read. If you ever felt like you have encountered a fork in the road, this book will resonate with you and is definitely worth the read.