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Carey, Mike

Book - 2007
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
"Meet Jen Dik Seong -- or "Dixie" as she's known to her friends. She's living on the ragged edge of LA's Koreatown, and her only outlet is the ancient martial art of hapkido. In fact, she's on the verge of winning a championship -- until she falls for fellow hapkido fan/California surfer boy Adam and gets thrown spectacularly off her game. As she struggles to win the tournament -- not to mention Adam's affections -- Dixie learns that in love and in gift-giving, what goes around comes around"--Cover, P. [4].

Publisher: New York : DC Comics, c2007
ISBN: 140120371X
Characteristics: 148, [27] p. :,chiefly ill. ;,21 cm
Additional Contributors: Hempel, Marc.
Liew, Sonny 1974-�, -


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Aug 10, 2013
  • Legomyeggo33 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

What a great book! It had the perfect plot and a terrific ending!

Jul 27, 2013
  • forbesrachel rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

A young Korean-American girl faces the difficulties of her changing emotions, and she needs to find her way soon so that she can compete in her hapkido tournament. In her world, Dik Seong Jen, or Dixie, is surrounded by her culture, and for those that are unfamiliar with Korean culture, the author does explain most of it. She is a blackbelt fighter, but a whitebelt in love, and as things progress finds out that the right person will allow you to be at peace with yourself.


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Aug 10, 2013
  • Legomyeggo33 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

'"You know the importance of ki. The universal energy that some call spirit. This is not strength of body or of mind. But it underlies all strength, and makes strength strong."'

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Aug 10, 2013
  • Legomyeggo33 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

'"Be proud of what you will become, here. But be proud also of what you came from, and what you are. "'

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Aug 10, 2013
  • Legomyeggo33 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Jen Dik Seong lives in California and does the martial art of hapkido. She has a crush on her fellow competitor and must learn channel her ki. There is a huge competition coming up, but she is having trouble focusing.


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