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Gateway

Shinn, Sharon (Book - 2009 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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While passing through the Arch in St. Louis, Missouri, a Chinese American teenager is transported to a parallel world where she is given a dangerous assignment.
Authors: Shinn, Sharon
Title: Gateway
Publisher: New York, N.Y., U.S.A. : Viking, 2009
Characteristics: 280 p. ;,22 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Sharon Shinn
Summary: While passing through the Arch in St. Louis, Missouri, a Chinese American teenager is transported to a parallel world where she is given a dangerous assignment.
ISBN: 0670011789
9780670011780
Branch Call Number: y SHINN 2009
Subject Headings: Chinese Americans Juvenile fiction Space and time Juvenile fiction
Topical Term: Chinese Americans
Space and time
LCCN: 2009014002
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As a Chinese adoptee in St. Louis, teenage Daiyu often feels out of place. When an elderly Asian jeweler shows her a black jade ring, she buys it as a talisman of her heritage. But it's more than that; it's magic. It transports Daiyu into a version of St. Louis much like 19th century China. Almos... Read More »


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Dec 12, 2012
  • pinkxgurl rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

The Wizard of Oz meets The Matrix with a hint of Chronicles of Narnia. The Chinese terms were a bit distracting, but otherwise a good story: http://www.examiner.com/review/book-review-gateway-by-sharon-shinn

Aug 14, 2012
  • readermeter rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Gateway is an attention capturing book. I couldn't put it down until I finished the very last page. If you like surprises, adventures, and romances, then this book is for you.

Jul 18, 2011
  • akleung rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

I thought this book was average because 3/4 of the book's plots were already told in the beginning, and a lot of things were expected. I also didn't like the characters, I felt like the author had to include White and Black people so more people would read it, but I found it a little offensive how she didn't know the language or how she was so ignorant about her Asian heritage. And I didn't get why they called the Black people "heiren" and White people "cangbai" instead of "bairen" (which would match more with "heiren"). But I did like the ending, a lot.

Jul 10, 2010
  • E_Kazan rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I loved this book! It is so sweet and something different for a change.

Jun 28, 2010
  • serasonho rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

This was a good book, I like this author better in YA, but there were a few times where I wanted to smack different characters and the author. The premise is definitely interesting though.

Dec 22, 2009
  • TamaraTracy rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This was an interesting book, and I thoroughly enjoyed it.

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Jul 18, 2011
  • akleung rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

akleung thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 14 and 22

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Jul 18, 2011
  • akleung rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

Daiyu looked over the assortment of jewelry at the old woman's booth and didn't see anything she liked. She'd spent nearly an hour wandering outdoors around the Arch grounds, investigating the stalls being set up for Fair Saint Louis, and she'd been so surprised to see a jewelry vendor among the food booths that she'd stopped to look over the merchandise. But now she wished she hadn't. The necklaces were cheap, the summer heat was overwhelming, and in a minute she was going to be late getting back from lunch.

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