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Ah-Kim and her mother arrive from Hong Kong after being sponsored by Aunt Paula, her mother’s older sister, so they could have a new life in Brooklyn. They live in a roach-infested, condemned apartment with no heat and do piecework at a garment factory owned by Aunt Paula and Uncle Bob in Chinatown. Ah-Kim (now known as Kimberly) knows her only chance to get her and her mom out of there is to succeed in school, and luckily she has the smarts to do so. She scores a perfect score on the SAT and wins a full scholarship to Yale. I loved this book and the perceptions of Chinese life, the differences b/w the two cultures, and felt I learned a lot about this. Recommended to me by a fellow adoptive mom. Would have rated it higher, though, except for how it ended, though – boo, hiss!
I've been wanting to read this book for a long time. I finally just bought it for my kindle and read it very quickly. For such a fast read, the post apocalyptic world is built and revealed very slowly. The reader learns about the small patch of London where Zane and his mother Miri live in a mutually beneficial relationship with two of the local gangs. Zane has managed to reach early teens living within this sanctuary of a garden where he and his mother raise the fruits and vegetables that feed them and provides the herbs for healing the wounds of the gang of boys that live nearby. This sheltered existence can only be sustained for a time, and as Zane grows up, new people arrive and strange things occur, their lives become even more precarious and interesting than before. There are mysteries about Zane's father and what happened to him as well as about what exactly IT was and how and why it occurred. As the story unfolds, more mysteries pop up such as what is the relationship between Zane, Titus and Erin and later Eve. Why are they different from the others? How did they get this strange link they have? Why are the Bloomsbury Boys always boys and where do they come from? Read the rest here: http://abookgeek-llm.blogspot.com/201...
Great short stories. New perspectives! Good flow and sometimes intense touching stories!