Book 17: Absolutely Maybe by Lisa Yee
I think this is now my favorite Lisa Yee book.
Maybelline, Maybe for short, lives with her beauty and man obsessed mother. After a misunderstanding with her mother and tired of being put on the back burner, Maybe decides to run away to California to look for her birth father. Accompanied by her two best friends, Hollywood/Daniel and Thammasat Tantipinichwong Schneider/Ted, Maybe sets out on a summer journey with a plan....sort of.
Funny, inspiring, sad, and hopeful.