My Summer Reading Project (cont’d)

ShanghaiGirls_coverFinally finished Shanghai Girls!  The story follows two Chinese women from their late teens in 1930’s China through to their experiences as  adults  in America.  I found the book to be a very mixed bag.  There were parts that were riveting and parts that dragged.  The characters were  sometimes compelling and sometimes  not.  The knowledge gained about Chinese culture and the experience of  Chinese immigrants to this country and the insights regarding how close the bonds between sisters could be, made this novel by Lisa See a worthwhile read.  And the cover was one of the best looking this year!  Rating: 3 out of 4 (.5 just for the cover).

Next book:  Road Dogs by Elmore Leonard, #18 on the 6/21/09 NYT bestseller list.

– posted by Sonia, Reader’s Services.

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