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White Ghost Girls by Alice Greenway
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Jul 01, 08

Read in July, 2008

Interesting premise for the book but a little shallow for me. You really don't have to have good knowledge of the Vietnam war even though the story is written in that time. Two white girls (called white ghost girls in Hong Kong) live with their mother in Hong Kong while their father is a photographer who travels to Vietnam for 6 weeks at a time. The story gives a chronicle of the girls, how their lives are affected by the war, living in a foreign country, only having a part-time father, having a mother who is ineffectual in their upbringing and having an amah (nanny) who is sour in personality. A horrible event shapes their being and changes how they live their lives. I think that the book could have been more developed; I always felt like I was on the brink of a excellent book that never quite made it over the edge.
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message 1: by Karin (new)

Karin Toni, note the title: the book is not about the Vietnam War, it's about the girls! Presumably the reader is familiar with the war already!


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