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If You Could See the Sun

(2022)
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Awards
2022 Aurealis Award for Best Young Adult Novel (nominee)

"Academic rivals portrayed to perfection… An all-time top favorite." —Chloe Gong, #1 New York Times bestselling author of These Violent Delights and Our Violent Ends 

"Utterly unique, thought-provoking, and wonderfully written." —Gloria Chao, author of American Panda and Rent a Boyfriend

In this genre-bending , speculative YA debut, a Chinese American girl monetizes her strange new invisibility powers by discovering and selling her wealthy classmates’ most scandalous secrets.
 
Alice Sun has always felt invisible at her elite Beijing international boarding school, where she’s the only scholarship student among China’s most rich and influential teens. But then she starts uncontrollably turning invisible—
actually invisible.
 
When her parents drop the news that they can no longer afford her tuition, even with the scholarship, Alice hatches a plan to monetize her strange new power—she’ll discover the scandalous secrets her classmates want to know, for a price.
 
But as the tasks escalate from petty scandals to actual crimes, Alice must decide if it’s worth losing her conscience—or even her life.


Genre: Young Adult Fantasy

Praise for this book

"Utterly unique, thought-provoking, and wonderfully written, If You Could See the Sun was a thrilling ride that hooked me from start to finish. Ann Liang is a fantastic new voice in YA!" - Gloria Chao

"Academic rivals portrayed to perfection... An all-time top favorite." - Chloe Gong

"Absolutely breathtaking. If You Could See the Sun is a clever, compassionate examination of class, privilege, and the American Dream, with characters you can't help but root for. Liang is a rising star in YA fiction." - Grace D Li

"Liang's debut is dark academia at its finest with a supernatural twist. You can't help but root for Alice when secrets and blackmail rise to the surface at Airington." - Roselle Lim


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