Chinese Cinderella

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Chinese Cinderella

I read Chinese Cinderella as my literature circle book. Adeline Yen Mah wrote Chinese Cinderella. Chinese Cinderella is dedicated to all the unwanted children in the world. This book is easy to read and understand. In the double-digit chapters it became more interesting to me as a reader. There were a lot of emotional points to this book. As a young reader it just makes me think of how lucky I am to live the way I do.

Chinese Cinderella is based on Adeline Yen Mah’s childhood. Her mother died giving birth to Adeline and this was considered to be bad luck. Her older siblings and even her father hated Adeline. The only people who spoke to her without attitude were her Aunt Baba, Nai Nai and Ye Ye. I found this book is sad through out the story line but to this the book just hook’s you and it’s incredibly hard to stop reading.

Chinese Cinderella is mainly set in China but the rest is set in Hong Kong. When the placement of setting changes its almost diary like but instead of times and dates it gives a background place. Pages 137 and 138, page 138 is the start of a new chapter. (Inside her bedroom) yes I promise. (Pg. 138) At Hong-Qiao airport there were huge crowds milling around, pushing and shoving like human title waves, fighting for tickets.

This story is written in 1st person. The way it is written is as thought the book at sometime, ventures away from 1st person and has a tiny vacation in 3rd person. Adeline’s point of view is being expressed in Chinese Cinderella.

The main character in this story is the Author of the book. Her character is very interesting as the events written are true. From the start of the book her character was brought to life.

The vibe of the text was a daughter who brought shame to the family name. Her siblings discouraged to talk to her so instead tease mock and physically abuse her.

I loved Chinese Cinderella. I have never read a book let alone a massive 200pg + book...
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