Money Boy

It's bad enough fitting in as a young Chinese immigrant in a new country. But what happens when your father finds out you’re gay and kicks you out of the house? How tough can life be on the street?
Ray Liu is about to find out…

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Excerpts from Selected Reviews

"Yee's sophisticated juxtaposition of immigrant narratives with questions of sexual identity is compelling and poignant."School Library Journal, September 1, 2011

"…Set in Toronto, which has Canada's largest Chinese population, Yee's latest offers insight into the city's immigrant-Chinese and gay communities. Though Ray--stubbornly proud and sometimes self-pitying and lazy--is an often unsympathetic protagonist, his experiences at home and, even more so, on the street are vividly presented and are sure to invite both thought and discussion.”  Booklist, September 1, 2011

"With his latest novel for young adults, Paul Yee adds to his already expansive body of work for children and teens that portray the lives of Chinese immigrants and their descendants in historical and contemporary contexts…. Yee has greater leeway in Money Boy to portray these issues, which would be less suitable for a younger audience, in a grittier and harsher manner. ..  , Money Boy does well as a whole in representing Chinese gay experiences, a topic rarely explored in the young adult novel."CM Volume XVIII Number 5 September 30, 2011

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