Monday, May 17, 2010

2010 book 125

Jean Kwok's Girl in Translation
This book has been getting stellar reviews for a reason--it's just a really satisfying story of a young girl who, with her mother, immigrates from Hong Kong to America, where she's determined to achieve the American dream and get them out of their lives of poverty. She finds friendship and romance, but never feels free to truly open up to anyone about her life. I love these sorts of immigrant/outsider stories and this one was done very well--definitely recommended. A.

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