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Double Luck: Memoirs of a Chinese Orphan

4.49  ·  Rating details ·  39 ratings  ·  9 reviews
Tells the story of the author's struggles after being orphaned at the age of three and how he held on to his dream of coming to the United States as he passed from one relative to another and was even sold to a Communist couple.

Book Details: Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 3/1/2001 Pages: 212 Reading Level: Age 10 and Up
Hardcover, 212 pages
Published March 1st 2001 by Holiday House (first published March 14th 2000)
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Glee Gerde
Feb 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
Very informative: very worthwhile and interesting!
Chu Chuan  Wu
Double luck is about a Chinese orphan, about a orphan who experienced more pain than anyone else, being rejected, being sold, and being left behind. It is a heart breaking book, and it stirs sympathy on each and every page. It is a book worth reading, recommended to anyone who doesn't realize what a good life they're having. Each page teaches you something in life, it shows you the inner strength of a person. It teaches you stuff that could be used through out your life.
Monette
Nov 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I'm incredibly touched and inspired by Lu Chi Fa's story of courage, perseverance, and overcoming unthinkable circumstances. I have my daughter to thank for this wonderful book. When I witnessed the effect it had on her, I knew I had to read it. This novel is a reminder that when life seems unfair and leaves you feeling down...it can always be worse. I look forward to one day meeting the author and thanking him for sharing his story with us.
Debora
Sep 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Debora by: Mr. Fa's daughter-in-law/Coffee Pot Restaurant
I LOVED this book! It's a very easy read and not very long, but full of content. It's one of those that once finished you wish for more. I sat there for a while taking it all in after I finished it. What a life! What a lesson in resilience, powerful human spirit, gratitude, and seeking out the good when it seems there is none. 2 thumbs up and 5 stars. I heard he's writing another to tell about his life once in America. I sure hope so!
Christopher Porche
Nov 06, 2014 rated it really liked it
The author of this book owns a wonderful little restaurant in Morro Bay California. Lu Chi Fa is a very friendly man, and a great host. I've been there many times for breakfast and always intended to read his book (he sells copies at the front counter). This last year I finally picked up a copy. The book is a quick and delightfully touching read. A great story about the perseverance of hope.
Riizz Möz
Jul 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This books was required for one of my English classes. I was skeptical about it because I'm not a big fan of this culture. I can say that I was very surprised with this story. It caught me right away. I'm glad that I read the whole book. I really like it.
Sarah
Feb 05, 2016 rated it really liked it
Quick read. A little annoying how he refers to himself in the first and third person.

My heart breaks for children with such an awful childhood. He had such a difficult childhood and yet he didn't let it break him. He's an impressive person.

Diana
Sep 19, 2016 rated it liked it
If ever in Morrow Bay California go to the Coffee Pot restaurant and meet the owner who wrote this book and of which this story is about.
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