SPLIT IMAGE, by Mel Glenn
Interest Level: Upper Grades
Split image is about a girl named Laura Li. She is Asian, and she have everything--she's beautiful, popular, lovable, and has a picture perfect life. Or so everyone thinks, anyway. She has a split-life in a lot of ways. On the outside, everything looks perfect. In reality, her dad is never around and her mom makes her take care of her older brother because he is sick.
This is a great book--and it's very easy to read. It's a story written in poems, and from different character points of view.