What to do with lemons? Some people make lemonade. Some people take the extra mile (or so) and make a deluxe ultra-rich lemon cheesecake with candied lemon peel. In a sense, that is what Girl in Translation by Jean Kwok is all about. Read more >
As much as I LOVE to read and absolutely LOVE sharing a book I’ve loved with my fellow readers, writing a book review may prove to be a challenge. I’m almost wondering whether I would be better off making a video just telling you all how much I loved Girl in Translation by Jean Kwok and that you all need to read it! Read more >
Did you know that I’m an immigrant? Yes -- sure, my story is different then that of Kimberly Chang, the main character in the new novel Girl in Translation by Jean Kwok, but I can still relate. Read more >
Girl in Translation by Jean Kwok is one of the most compelling, captivating books I have read in a long, long time. I haven't had an ending to a book surprise me in I don't know how long, but this one did. Read more >
Girl in Translation, by Jean Kwok, is one of my new favorites. This book is wonderful. As with other books outside my favorite genres, I was hesitant to start reading... a book about a small child and her mother immigrating to America. It's not the typical subject that has me jumping out of my seat. I was so, so wrong. I read it in 2 days. I couldn't put it down from the moment I picked it up.
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Ah-Kim lives a life that most of us cannot even begin to comprehend in the book, Girl in Translation, by Jean Kwok. As I read the story of a young girl and her mother that immigrate to the United States, my eyes were opened to the horror of their lives in our country. They came to America for freedom and a better life. I’m not sure that they received either of those things. Read more >
On the surface, Girl in Translation by Jean Kwok is a story about immigrants that arrive in the US in search of a better life. But it goes much deeper than that. It is about the intricate dance between two cultures.
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Being a little girl and having to be responsible for “everything that is English” can be exhausting. I know this scenario very well because, like Kimberly Chang, the inspirational character in Jean Kwok’s Girl In Translation -- I, too, have been there. Read more >
Jean Kwok's debut novel, Girl in Translation, offers a hard and heart-breaking look at an immigrant experience. When a young Chinese girl and her mother come to America hoping for a better life, they're dismayed by the conditions that greet them, but are determined and resourceful enough to make the best of their terrible situation. Read more >