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Lucky Child by Loung Ung
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Jul 19, 2012

really liked it
Read from July 14 to 19, 2012

This autobiography picks up where "First They Killed My Father" left off. The family is divided as Loung, her oldest brother, and his wife immigrate to America, while the rest of the family is forced to remain in Cambodia. Loung contrasts her struggles to assimilate into American culture, with her sister's struggles just to survive in Cambodia. This book really brings home the point that even though a war is over, life can still be very difficult-- in a number of ways-- for the people who were affected by it.

I really enjoyed this book and now have greater empathy for political refugees who come to this country and for the innocent, everyday people who get caught in the middle of conflicts. I would recommend both books to everyone.

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