Ink and Ashes

By Dialogue Journal

Strong stories with non-traditional protagonists are unfortunately rare in young adult fiction. With Claire, Ink and Ashes brings a much-desired diversity to the field, portraying a young woman not only learning to be herself, but discovering her Asian-American heritage as well. Maetani’s debut novel handles questions of identity, courage, and love adeptly, while simultaneously telling an interesting story—a fine achievement, and an enjoyable read.

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