Korean eyelids just aren’t the same.
Plastic surgery to get “the fold” or not?
Read the first chapter here (free, courtesy of the publisher) to discover the depth of Joyce’s crush on John Ford Kang, then check out The Fold in hardcover or paperback at your local library or independent bookstore to see how far she’ll go to make him really notice her!
Ever considered plastic surgery?
My book talk: When her aunt offers to pay for plastic surgery, pain-averse Joyce must decide how far she’ll go to get her crush’s attention and win his heart.
Adding the eyelid “fold” is a routine procedure for Korean-American women, but everyone can see how Auntie Gomo is addicted to plastic surgery.
Not as smart or pretty as older sister Helen, not as funny as younger brother Andy, Joyce feels like a nobody as her junior year ends and adorable John Paul Kang signs her yearbook with the wrong name.
Work in their parents’ restaurant all summer while Helen does a prestigious internship at college? Not fair.
John Paul comes to the restaurant when her eyes are swollen from chili powder accident? Oh no!
Dr. Reiner says the eyelid surgery is her decision, but how can Joyce disappoint her aunt? Oh my…
Maybe it’ll all be worth it if John Paul notices her enough at church and school to remember her name. Her best friend Gina agrees, her new friend Sam isn’t so sure…