The Worth of a Thousand Pieces of Gold

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There is an immense value in reading A Thousand Pieces of Gold. Simply written and easily comprehendible, the book is more than worth reading. All characters in the novel are unique and their personalities were fitting for the dates and settings. The main character's many convincing hardships give the book realistic appeal. The main character, Lalu, shows her confusion in many ways, one is by describing the Americans as "white demons". A Thousand Pieces of Gold also vividly describes the lack of rights for women and freedom in both the United States and China. Additionally, the book contains countless historical values pertaining to Chinese farm life and late 1800's United States history. The old mining towns of the Gold Rush are colorfully portrayed with mention of saloons and happy-go-lucky prospectors. The hardship of being a farmer is also intensely depicted in the book. Lalu's fight for survival is both dramatic and adventurous throughout the entire story. Chinese Americans have gained a true heroine with this novel. Historically accurate and well written, A Thousand Pieces of Gold has limitless literary value. The old mining towns of the Gold Rush are colorfully portrayed with mention of saloons and happy-go-lucky prospectors. The hardship of being a farmer is also intensely depicted in the book. Lalu's fight for survival is both dramatic and adventurous throughout the entire story. Chinese Americans have gained a true heroine with this novel. Historically accurate and well written, A Thousand Pieces of Gold has limitless literary value.
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