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Chinese Cinderella by Adeline Yen Mah
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Apr 10, 08


I also read Falling Leaves by the same author. It seems to be a retelling of the same story. The author recounts the cruelty she suffered as an outcast daughter who is blamed for her mother's death. She is treated like a second class citizen by her siblings, her father and her new step mother. I found the details about life during WWII interesting. While not quite as brutal as some other memoirs that come to mind, such as Bastard out of Carolina, it conveys what it feels like to be an unloved child.
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June I think it is the same story, just with more gory details. Bastard was a brutal book.


Emma Falling Leaves was the same book but for an older audience, the Chinese Cinderella version was written for young adults. That's how a librarian explained it to me :)


June That makes sense. Thanks Emma!


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