Girl in Translation by Jean Kwok made me stop and ask the following questions: Have you ever wondered why your life turned out the way it did? What would have happened if you'd made a few decisions differently? Would you be happier than you are now? Are we all propelled by fate?
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Girl in Translation, the debut novel by Jean Kwok is the story of a girl, Kimberly Chang, and her widowed mother who come to the United States from Hong Kong seeking a better life. Unfortunately, they find their dreams more difficult to realize than they ever thought possible. Read more >
In Girl in Translation by Jean Kwok, Kimberly Chang and her mother have traveled to New York City from Hong Kong, in hopes that Kimberly will be given a better life then her mother had. After only a few days, they quickly realize that their life isn’t going to be as easy as they thought. So instead of running back home, they learn to make the best of whatever situation they are thrown.
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I had an opportunity to read Jean Kwok's Girl in Translation and I knew from the moment I read the description I would fall in love with it. I didn't think I would breeze through it in a matter of hours, but it was that good. Once I finished reading it I even did the good book sigh and was craving more. Read more >
As an avid book reader, it’s hard for me to find a book that actually makes me think about life as I know it, and feel uncomfortable in the process. Girl in Translation by Jean Kwok does just that and more. Published by the Penguin Group in 2010, Girl in Translation is a somewhat autobiographical fiction writing that takes the reader into the world of an immigrant's life here in the United States.
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Having recently finished reading Girl in Translation by Jean Kwok, I find myself wondering, What did I do after school when I was 11 years old?
We weren't rich, but we had a good home, and I had the luxury of a mom picking me up from school every day. I ate a snack and did homework. I might have watched a little TV. I read books. Read more >
I'm a different person than I was three days ago. I think I'm better. My eyes, mind and heart see and feel things in a new way. I'd never guessed that this book would end up changing bits and pieces of my world. Read more >
With Girl in Translation, Jean Kwok could be a travel agent. She has that knack, as an author, of letting a reader travel out of their own skin and into another time, place and experience. The joy of reading good fiction is the ability to, in a small way, live a piece of life that I otherwise could not. Read more >