The Colliding Worlds of Mina Lee (Hardcover)

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The Colliding Worlds of Mina Lee (Hardcover)

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When a Korean American teenage artist gets sucked into the world of her own web comic, she must find a way out with the help of a cute boy all while facing off against a villainous corporation. Inspired by the A-ha's "Take on Me" music video, this entertaining YA novel is a grounded speculative fiction adventure from a founding member of We Need Diverse Books.

"Sincere, smart, and meta…this stirring high-concept novel… stands out from the rest."-Soman Chainani, author of THE SCHOOL FOR GOOD AND EVIL series

"A lighthearted story with touches of romance and fantasy, told with K-drama flair." —Kirkus Reviews

Mina has become the hero of her own story. Literally.

When Mina Lee woke up on Saturday morning for SAT prep, she did NOT expect to:

       1. Nearly be fried by a superhero who turned out to be a supervillain.
        2. Come face to face with Jin, the handsome boy of her dreams.
        3. Discover a conspiracy involving the evil corporation Merco that she created.

And it’s all happening in her fictional world. Mina is trapped in the story she created. Now it’s up to her to save everyone. Even if it means losing Jin forever.

From the award-winning author of Finding Junie Kim and co-founder of We Need Diverse Books, Ellen Oh. In the speculative fiction adventure The Colliding Worlds of Mina Lee, a teenage artist grapples with her first love, grief, and learning how to take charge of her own life.
ELLEN OH is a founding member of We Need Diverse Books and an award-winning author of numerous middle-grade novels and the YA Prophecy trilogy. She has edited and contributed to You Are Here: Connecting Flights; Flying Lessons and Other Stories; and A Thousand Beginnings and Endings. Ellen is a former lawyer who loves K-pop, K-dramas, and cooking shows, but her favorite thing to do is to try new places to eat good food. A Gen Xer who grew up with MTV, Ellen credits A-ha's iconic Take On Me video as the inspiration for Colliding Worlds. Originally from New York City, Ellen lives in Rockville, Maryland, with her husband, three human children, and two dog children, and has yet to satisfy her quest for a decent bagel.
Product Details ISBN: 9780593125946
ISBN-10: 0593125940
Publisher: Crown Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: January 23rd, 2024
Pages: 304
Language: English
"A sweet, fantasy romance for any tweens who are big fans of K-drama." —New York Magazine

"A lighthearted story with touches of romance and fantasy, told with K-drama flair." —Kirkus Reviews

"Employing tropes and elements from K-dramas and Korean webcomics....Oh crafts a gripping story with superhero flare and a down-to-earth aura." —Publishers Weekly

"A perfect read for any teen pondering their next steps in life." —Booklist