Realistic fiction. Themes include: identity, adoption, authenticity, moving, fitting in, and family life. Being eleven isn't easy--especially for Anna Mei Anderson. Moving has made her the new kid in the sixth grade. Anna Mei misses her old friends and wonders how she'll ever make new ones when she loves science, has an unusual name, an adoptive family she doesn't remotely resemble, and an unknown past somewhere back in China. She figures she'd better get busy transforming herself into someone who's less...unusual.