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Falling Leaves by Adeline Yen Mah
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Nov 09, 2010

it was amazing
bookshelves: memoirs
Read in March, 2006

A memoir worth reading! Brilliant, engrossing from the begining till the end. A step-mother from hell. A mean spirited woman, devious, vicious and vendictive.

Her father did not help matters either, he was no doubt under the influenced of his wicked wife. Further more, an incident where the step-mother verbally and physically abused her own daughter Susan, who was only a toddler. No adult who witnessed this mean act intervene, only Adeline dared to stepped in. From that moment, she was the black sheep of this dysfunctional family.

Only her Aunt Baba and grandfather Ye Ye lavished love and attention to Adeline. Because of them, the young girl grew up into a strong independent woman.

But, Adeline still long that elusive love and acceptance which never come from her parents.

It was such a moving story and intense in some chapters.

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