Quyen is a basketball star at her Ottawa school until a fight with her coach forces her to find another team. Her new teammates are hard to get along with and one of them goes out of her way to pick on Quyen.
Then, when her parents start acting strangely, Quyen is forced to confront her family's past in Vietnam in order to face the challenges of the present.
Shooting Star is a touching story of how past tragedy affects future generations, for good and ill.
"There is good detail [in this book about Vietnamese family life and about basketball. This fast-paced story will keep readers interested."