The Year of the Rat
The Year of the Rat (A Pacy Lin Novel)
The Year of the Rat
Grace Lin
In this sequel to Year of the Dog, Pacy has another big year in store for her. The Year of the Dog was a very lucky year: she met her best friend Melody and discovered her true talents. However, the Year of the Rat brings big changes: Pacy must deal with Melody moving to California, find the courage to forge on with her dream of becoming a writer and illustrator, and learn to face some of her own flaws. Pacy encounters prejudice, struggles with acceptance, and must find the beauty in change.Based on the author's childhood adventures, Year of the Rat, features the whimsical black and white illustrations and the hilarious and touching anecdotes that helped Year of the Dog earn rave reviews and satisfied readers.

Book Details


  • Fiction
  • Humor
  • Juvenile Fiction
  • Series

Age Level: 

  • 12 and up
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The Year of the Rat signifies change. And Grace has plenty of changes in her life, including her best friend Melody moving across the country. Plus, she's beginning to question her dream of becoming a writer and illustrator. What if she should be something else? But what other talents does she have?

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