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‘Chopstix’ by A.T. Raydan: introducing Wendy Wu, the chopsticks-toting superhero you never knew you wanted


If you think of your standard superhero movie these days, you can expect an onslaught of heavy machinery and kick ass weapons. Captain America has his shield, Wolverine takes care of criminals with his claws and Wonder Woman’s got a lasso – but it’s not often we meet a superhero with a pair of chopsticks in her arsenal.

“Wendy Wu is an ordinary teenager who lives with her parents. She has always been taught about the virtues of peace, tranquillity and respect, always to use spoken word instead of violence.

When fate delivers a cruel blow, her life is turned upside down. Mentally and emotionally Wendy struggles to come to terms with the changes and pretends that nothing has happened.

Each evening, Wendy hides away in her room and passes time by continuing to make chopsticks for the family restaurant that is no more; the very same chopsticks that are soon to become her weapon for serving justice…”

If you love fast-paced action, unusual heroines, and Chinese culture, then this might be the book for you. Here at MP!, we’ll be updating you on all things ‘Chopstix’ throughout June, so make sure to check back for more news on this college girl-come-superhero.

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Written by Laura Fulton

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