Moving Coming-of-Age Story About a Girl Discovering Her Gift! What if you discovered the life you were living belonged to someone else? Set in San Francisco during the 1980s, this multicultural story features a lovable heroine with an urgent but all-too-common problem that readers are sure to recognize: whether to live her mother's dream...or her own. Frances, a student at an academically competitive school in San Francisco, has always had it drilled into her brain that a good Chinese American daughter ought to be obedient to her mother and get straight A's so she can go to med school. But is being a doctor what she really wants? It's never even occurred to Frances to question her own feelings and desires until she accidentally winds up in speech class and finds herself with a hidden talent. Does she dare to challenge the mother who has sacrificed everything for her?