This book was touching, frightening, hopeful, and infuriating by turns, and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to anyone, especially in light of the upcoming Beijing Olympics. As an adult, I wish it delved more deeply into the political turmoil happening in China with Chairman Mao. Jun 01, Morgan Echtenkamp rated it really liked it Shelves:
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