Fiona Yu appears to be just like any other well-educated and well-mannered Asian American woman. Someone she refers to as a Hello Kitty. Brought up on traditional Chinese values, she struggles with what’s expected of her and what the American life has to offer.
Deciding to take matters into her own hands and destroy that ideal, she makes a surprising discovery that reunites her with an old school friend, Sean Killroy. Along the way, she learns about the darker side of life and the excitement that comes with it.
However, her father decides his twenty-eight year old daughter needs to be married off and be a proper wife to someone he believes is acceptable. Her life is thrown into disarray when her father arranges her to go on an overnight trip that results in a hasty engagement with Don Koo, the son of a wealthy chef.
Bound and determined not to fall into that trap, Fiona seeks her freedom at any price. But how far will she go to avoid the Hello Kitty stereotype and avoid Asian suburbia forever?
I read this book for a book club in my area. All I can say is these women must be twisted. While the book was incredibly well-written, I was dragged from one page to the next almost in complete shock at the story line. While I have read some weird stuff in my time, this one took the cake.
Fiona Yu is not interested in men. Period. She’s not interested in women for that matter. She just doesn’t have the passion in her for anyone. She wants to live her life as she sees fit and that’s that. She doesn’t want to fit that perfect Asian stereotype she’s been raised to live.
When Sean Killroy enters the picture, everything goes insane. That’s the best way to put it. With his own social morals corrupt beyond belief, he takes and shows Fiona the darker side of life and gets her involved as well. This book was just incredibly odd.
All I can say is, if you read it, you’ll have to make up your own mind what to think. Just know that it’s weird and twisted in ways you never thought before. Goodness knows my mind rarely travels those paths. It was definitely an experience, but not one I’m in a rush to go through again.