Illustrator: Jen Wang
Moon is everything Christine isn't. She's confident, impulsive, artistic, and, although they both grew up in the same Chinese American suburb, Moon is somehow unlike anyone Christine has ever known.
But after Moon moves in next door, these unlikely friends are soon best friends, sharing their favourite music videos and painting their toenails when Christine's strict parents aren't around. Moon even tells Christine her deepest secret: that she has visions, sometimes, of celestial beings who speak to her from the stars, beings who reassure her that Earth isn't where she really belongs.
Moon's visions have an all-too-earthly cause, however, and soon Christine's best friend is in the hospital, fighting for her life. Can Christine be the friend Moon needs, when her world is falling apart?
Jen Wang draws on her childhood to paint a deeply personal yet wholly relatable friendship story that's at turns joyful, heart wrenching, and full of hope.