Hana Song is in her final year of high school in the small, Mormon town of Upton. Nolon Spence appears in her chemistry class after getting in trouble with the law in his hometown. Upton's newest policeman is Tyler Bowen, newly returned from an LDS mission to Korea. He's drawn to Hana's family of Korean immigrants. And he's worried the perpetrator of a racist crime against them might be Nolon. More
It’s a new clean, lighthearted series from “Parakeet Princess” author, Jandy Branch. Set once again in the small, Mormon town of Upton in the 1990s but populated by a brand new cast of characters, this is the story of Hana Song. She’s lived all she can remember of her life in an apartment on Main Street, over her parents’ restaurant. Now in her final year of high school, Hana is ready for something exciting to happen in her quiet world. And that’s just what she gets when a new guy appears in her chemistry class. Nolon’s parents have “parachuted” him into Upton to let him start over after getting into trouble with the law. But the law is everywhere. In Upton, it takes the form of new police trainee and recently returned missionary, Tyler Bowen. He’s just come home after spending two years in Korea and he’s drawn to Hana and her Korean immigrant parents. And he’s worried the person behind a mysterious, racially motivated crime against the Song family might just be Nolon himself.