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The Rice Mother by Rani Manicka
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really liked it

IF I was talented enough to be a writer, this is exactly how I would write my stories. Her writing is so magical it felt like a fairytale ... only it wasn’t, the culture and traditions in Malaysia were rather harsh and far from a fairytale.

The child in me read each line wide-eyed and anxious about the princess hidden in the castle and the evil dragons with black eyes who sought to find her. The woman in me read each line in complete anguish as I was able to put myself in the shoes of every female character in this story.

The story was amazing however, the writing was second to none.

The only reason why I did not give this book a 5 star rating is because I could have done without the addition of the last generation of this family. By the end, there were so many characters that I was having a hard time remembering them all.

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Reading Progress

September 8, 2015 – Shelved
September 8, 2015 – Shelved as: to-read
June 13, 2017 – Shelved as: to-read-x
February 6, 2018 – Started Reading
March 5, 2018 – Finished Reading

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