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Red Butterfly by A.L. Sonnichsen
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Feb 04, 2017

it was amazing

"Don't worry if your new life has been tough.
Remember, it takes a while for a butterfly's wings to dry."


Every once in a while a book comes along that imprints itself in you and changes you forever. This is one of them.

A tender, tragic, relishing story of hope, isolation, adaptation, kindness, and love in a world where harsh political policies have triggered harsh choices and consequences for families and children. Though a fictional story about a young Chinese girl being raised in China as an American, it truthfully tells of ethical decisions faced by many in China since the One-Child policy was placed into effect in 1980. There are many questions about the characters that are answered with flawless timing as the story beautifully unfolds at a perfect tempo, keeping you intrigued, hopeful, and deeply moved. The Author's Note at the end of the book is powerful and added yet another layer of love and understanding to the story.

I borrowed this booked from our local library but it is one of the few that I will buy and place on my own shelf where I will see it, re-read it, and experience it again and again.
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Reading Progress

November 28, 2016 – Shelved
November 28, 2016 – Shelved as: to-read
January 31, 2017 – Started Reading
February 4, 2017 – Finished Reading

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