The chapter opens with a drawing that comes out of nowhere: a buck-toothed, braided ponytail-ed, Chinese guy with slanted eyes and a title that says "Everyone Ruvs Chin-Kee." If you're feeling confused, hang on because it's about to get even more confusing.
Danny—this white, teenaged boy—is at home studying chemistry with his friend/crush Melanie, a pretty, blonde, white girl.
He's just about to tell Melanie about his feelings for her when his mom announces that—alarm bells—his cousin Chin-Kee has just arrived.
Chin-Kee enters and it's like a Chinese stereotype fiesta. Chin-Kee has buckteeth, a traditional single long braid down his back, an old school Chinese outfit straight out of the 1900s, and a Chinese accent that would make you cringe.
He says all the wrong things—and we do mean all. He immediately hits on Melanie by commenting on her chest and saying that she ought to bear his children.
Not, as you can see, a great houseguest. Or even a great cousin.
Then Danny's mom announces that Chin-Kee will be going to school with Danny the next day. Go ahead and groan. We feel for Danny too.