Chinglish

by Sue Cheung

£7.99

Reserve a copy

×

Reserve a copy

Reserve a copy of Chinglish for collection at the Marlow Bookshop. If you provide your email address below, we will contact you when this item is ready for collection. For delivery by post add the address to the order notes and we will be in touch to arrange payment.


    Young Adult

    Paperback

    9781783448395

    It is difficult trying to talk in our family cos:
    a) Grandparents don’t speak English at all
    b) Mum hardly speaks any English
    c) Me, Bonny and Simon hardly speak Chinese
    d) Dad speaks Chinese and good English – but doesn’t like talking
    In other words, we all have to cobble together tiny bits of English and Chinese into a rubbish new language I call ‘Chinglish’. It is very awkward.

    Jo Kwan is a teenager growing up in 1980s Coventry with her annoying little sister, too-cool older brother, a series of very unlucky pets and utterly bonkers parents. But unlike the other kids at her new school or her posh cousins, Jo lives above her parents’ Chinese takeaway. And things can be tough – whether it’s unruly customers or the snotty popular girls who bully Jo for being different. Even when she does find a BFF who actually likes Jo for herself, she still has to contend with her erratic dad’s behaviour. All Jo dreams of is breaking free and forging a career as an artist.

    Told in diary entries and doodles, Jo’s brilliantly funny observations about life, family and char siu make for a searingly honest portrayal of life on the other side of the takeaway counter.

    Elsewhere by Gabrielle Zevin | 9781526675835

    Elsewhere

    Gabrielle Zevin

    £8.99

    The Floating Witch Mystery by Nicki Thornton | 9781915026545

    The Floating Witch Mystery

    Nicki Thornton

    £7.99

    The Big Dreaming by Michael Rosen | 9781408883297

    The Big Dreaming

    Michael Rosen

    £12.99

    How Does Santa Go Down The Chimney by Mac Barnett | 9781529512779

    How Does Santa Go Down The Chimney

    Mac Barnett

    £12.99

    The Snow Girl by Sophie Anderson | 9781803704357

    The Snow Girl

    Sophie Anderson

    £12.99

    Impossible Creatures by Katherine Rundell | 9781408897416

    Impossible Creatures

    Katherine Rundell

    £14.99