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Inside Out & Back Again by Thanhha Lai
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May 11, 2012

it was amazing
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Read from May 11 to 17, 2012

This is a beautiful kids' book that adults will love, also. It is the story of a Vietnamese family who escape Viet Nam and move to Alabama, USA. The story is told from a young girl's perspective, in beautiful, simple yet deep poetry form. It is a gorgeous book.

The girl experiences many emotional ups and downs (a lot more downs at first) as she tries to adjust to a new, confusing world. My heart broke for her many times. Her own heart ache shows in this quote: "No one would believe me, but at times I would choose wartime in Saigon over peactime in Alabama."

Five stars, and this one is added to my list of Favorites.


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