I have read The Magic Fish, Wings of Fire, and Harry Potter during our independent reading sessions. Personally, I enjoyed reading The Magic Fish the most. The graphic novel is about a Vietnamese American teenager, Tien Phong, who communicates with his mother through fairy tales. The story switches between fantasy and real-life, as it depicts Tien struggling to come out as gay to his mother. I loved this novel because of the abstract way it tells its story, shifting between real-life and fantasy. The fairy tales shown in this book reflect what is going on in Tien’s own life. I connect with Tien because I have also struggled with my own identity. Like the Vietnamese fairy tales painted in the story, the story doesn’t necessarily end with a “happily ever after,” but it has a fulfilling conclusion. I believe that if the story were to have an epilogue, Tien would still struggle through his life due to his identity, but he would be happy.