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Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford
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Jul 05, 2010

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bookshelves: asian, assimilation, coming-of-age, historical-fiction, romance, year-2010
Read in June, 2010

A simple and sweet story about a Chinese boy coming to age in the midst of the Japanese being sent to internment camps during WWII. Henry, the boy, becomes friends with one of the Japanese American girls about to be sent to a camp. It covers topics such as racism, biculturalism, assilimation, and teenage love. The book was unnervingly light, however, which somehow didn't sync with the heavy topics. A good read, however.

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