The Cartographers by Amy Zhang

The Cartographers by Amy Zhang

Gr. 9-12 Ocean Sun is living two lies. Her hard-working immigrant mother believes Ocean, at 17, is living in a dorm and attending college in New York City. In truth, Ocean is trying to cope with life in general—her depression nearly drove her to end her life in high school—by deferring a year and living on the little money she has saved. When the power in all of New York City goes out, Ocean meets a young man named Constantine Brave, who engages her in activities she’d never imagined: tagging the subway, meeting in cemeteries at night, and having deep philosophical discussions about life, dreams, and reality. Still, Ocean struggles to manage her anxiety … [Read the full review]

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