Praise for Seeing Emily
International Reading Association Notable Book
"A wonderful read."
- Children's Literature
"Wong brilliantly uses Emily's life as an artist, a waitress, and a gifted student living in two cultures to make her free verse vibrant... a wonderful work... it fills the most popular teen reading need-- a short book with substance. Highly recommended."
- Library Media Connection
"The poetic form provides the prefect vehicle for Emily's unique voice. Sensitive and finely crafted."
- Kirkus Reviews
"A highly visual, eloquently wrought first novel."
- Publishers Weekly
"Rich in language and imagery, Seeing Emily is a good choice for fiction collections."
- School Library Journal
"Heartfelt; sure to attract those YAs who are close to the immigrant experience."
"Wong's best moments come in her dialogue, where characters speak simple sentences with deeper meanings."
- Voice of Youth Advocates
"Sweet novel... the realization that all parents want their children to achieve their fullest potential-- sons to become dragons, girls, phoenixes."
- Multicultural Review