OH! Grace Lin is a master storyteller at blending Chinese folklore with a simple moral. Minli goes on an adventure of her life to try to change her family's fortune. The characters she meets along the way, her family, and how all of the characters are connected make for a beautiful story. I think what makes this book come alive is the masterful technique of breathing life into the characters, there purpose, and how by changing your attitude, you can change your attitude.