|Reading Level (Conceptual):||Sophisticated readers |
|Reading Level (Vocabulary):||Children 12 and up |
|Year of publication:||2003 |
I'm not sure how to rate this book, because the narration ranges from a five-year-old's perspective to that of an 18-year-old one. This is really interesting, but leaves most of the book as a very easy, lower-level read. However, this story about abuse and immigration is intense and scary.
Yung and her family emigrated from Korea when she was five to find a better life. But her dad ended up drinking and life got very hard trying to keep their heritage while living in America...
Other reviews: Step From Heaven, A