Ninety-Nine Fire Hoops

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Ninety-Nine Fire Hoops

Authors & Illustrator


Hong Merrill
First Place Book Award

First Place Award

Non-Fiction > Memoirs


ALLISON isn’t a typical 15yo Taiwanese girl. Unwilling to bend to the conditioning of her Chinese culture, which demands that women submit to men’s will, she disobeys her father’s demand to stay in their faith tradition, Buddhism, and instead joins the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Six years later, she drops out of college to serve a mission—a decision for which her father disowns her. After serving her mission in Taiwan, Allison marries her Chinese-speaking American boyfriend, CAMERON. But 16 months later, one day Allison returns home to their Texas apartment and is shocked to discover that Cameron has taken all their money, moved out, and filed for divorce. Desperate for love and acceptance, Allison moves to Utah and enlists in an unforgiving dating war of her own making, pitting her against the bachelorettes at BYU. It doesn’t take long before she realizes the rules she’s made up don’t make sense and winning isn’t what she thought it would be.