Shortlist year: 
2022
Shortlist category: 
Young adult literature
Published by: 
Allen & Unwin

About the book

Tiger Daughter by Rebecca Lim, Allen & Unwin

What I feel most days is that nothing is ever going to change. That my life won't even start, and that I'll be stuck like this forever.

Wen Zhou is the daughter and only child of Chinese immigrants whose move to the lucky country has proven to be not so lucky. Wen and her friend, Henry Xiao – whose mum and dad are also struggling immigrants – both dream of escape from their unhappy circumstances, and form a plan to sit an entrance exam to a selective high school far from home. But when tragedy strikes, it will take all of Wen's resilience and resourcefulness to get herself and Henry through the storm that follows.

'Tiger Daughter' is a novel that will grab hold of you and not let go.