I have not been so moved by a book since reading The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. This story of an eleven year old girl and her mother coming to New York from Hong Kong for a “better” life is told with heartbreaking, believable simplicity. I wish I had read this while still in high school so that I could perhaps have been more like Kim’s one friend Annette. And I wonder how many “invisible” immigrant kids are living around me now? This novel isn’t perfectly crafted, but it is a compelling read.
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