Customer Review

Reviewed in Canada 🇨🇦 on May 21, 2022
Zachary is a first generation Chinese American boy, struggling to make friends at school after school while his widowed mother juggles multiple menial jobs that don’t utilize her prior education or credentials. When Zach’s gaming headset gets possessed by the spirit of his many-times ancestor, he is immediately embroiled in a mystical battle between good and evil Chinese immortal beings.

But not at all it’s not as it seems and soon Zachary is running from one battle to the next like he is living in a video game. Only this time the stakes are real life for him and his mother, and the people he thinks are allies may not be all they appear.

As well as endless rising excitement & suspense, the book is a great introduction to many Chinese legends, and does a good job of setting up how immigrant children are caught between their various worlds, at home in none.

The pace is cracking, and I’m sure any 12-year-old gamer will be fascinated by it.
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