Right, book review number one of the 30 Day Book Challenge! I took the wrong book with me away this weekend so the Nichole Bernier book should be my next review :)
I really enjoyed this book. As I've mentioned previously, I'm really loving reading books about Chinese/Americans and their struggle to find their cultural identity.
Dreams of Joy follows mother and daughter Pearl and Joy.
the beginning of the book, Joy finds out that her father committed
suicide because of her and that her mother really is her aunt and her
aunt is her birth mother. Shocked and betrayed by the secrets her family
kept from her, she decides to leave Los Angeles and go back to China.
The story is set in communist China and provides a fascinating yet
shocking account of what the citizens of China at that time had to go through. Lisa See has written
in haunting yet realistic prose, the memories and scenes she captured
in the book will stay with me for a long time. I can't wait to read another of her books. 5 out of 5 stars!
I'd love to hear if anyone has read this and what you thought- just leave a comment here on the blog or tweet me @JuliadeRuiter