Early Reviewer: Girl in Translation

I got my copy of Girl in Translation by Jean Kwok through LibraryThing’s Early Reviewer program, which has been treating me quite well recently. I started it on the honeymoon, but read it leisurely, finishing quite a few books in between. It was good, well written and engaging. It reads somewhat like a memoir, and tells the story of a girl who immigrants to the US from Hong Kong with her mother, and their struggles working in the clothing factory, and living in a condemned apartment, as well as Kim’s triumphs as a student. I enjoyed the book and would recommend it. The blurbs on the back compare it to A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, which happens to be the book for book club next month, so I’m interested to compare.

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Early Reviewer: Girl in Translation

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