Description from the publisher:
"They're called parachutes: teenagers dropped off to live in private homes and study in the United States while their wealthy parents remain in Asia. Claire Wang never thought she'd be one of them, until her parents pluck her from her privileged life in Shanghai and enroll her at a high school in California.
Suddenly she finds herself living in a stranger's house, with no one to tell her what to do for the first time in her life. She soon embraces her newfound freedom, especially when the hottest and most eligible parachute, Jay, asks her out.
Dani De La Cruz, Claire's new host sister, couldn't be less thrilled that her mom rented out a room to Claire. An academic and debate team star, Dani is determined to earn her way into Yale, even if it means competing with privileged kids who are buying their way to the top. But Dani's game plan veers unexpectedly off course when her debate coach starts working with her privately.
As they steer their own distinct paths, Dani and Claire keep crashing into one another, setting a course that will change their lives forever."
About Kelly Yang
Kelly Yang is the New York Times bestselling author of Front Desk, Parachutes, and Three Keys, the sequel to Front Desk. Kelly won the 2019 Asian Pacific American Award for Literature for her novel Front Desk, based on her experiences as a 10-year old working at her family's motel business. Parachutes, her Young Adult debut novel releasing May 26, 2020 from HarperCollins, is about two girls navigating sexual misconduct at an elite private school, based on her own experience at Harvard Law School.