Korean American high school student Joyce Kim feels like a nonentity compared to her beautiful older sister, and when her aunt offers to pay for plastic surgery on her eyes, she jumps at the chance, thinking it will change her life for the better.
Joyce never used to care that much about how she looked, but that was before she met JFKJohn Ford Kang, the most gorgeous guy in school. And it doesnt help that shes constantly being compared to her beautiful older sister, Helen. Then her rich plastic-surgery-addict aunt offers Joyce a gift to fix a part of herself shed never realized needed fixingher eyes. Joyce has heard of the fold surgerya common procedure meant to make Asian womens eyes seem prettier and more Americanbut shes not sure she wants to go through with it. Her friend Gina cant believe she isnt thrilled. After all, the plastic surgeon has shown Joyce that her new eyes will make her look just like Helenbut is that necessarily a good thing?Printz Awardwinning author An Na has created a surprisingly funny and thought-provoking look at notions of beauty, who sets the standards and how they affect us all. Joyces decision is sure to spark heated discussions about the beauty myths readers confront in their own lives.