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Hi, I'm Tish. I am an avid reader, although lately I have been slacking because of things like work. If I could lay around all day and read a pile of books that would be heaven. Anyway, I just happened upon this community and thought, "why not?"

I recently signed up @ Goodreads.com and kicked off the year with "Girl in Translation" by Jean Kwok.

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This book was a powerful semi-autobiographical novel about a young Chinese girl who immigrated with her mother to the U.S. in the early 1980's. Despite their harsh living and working conditions in Brooklyn New York, the protagonist Kimberly Chang, realizes the "American dream" when all the odds were against her.

"Girl In Translation" was an amazing book from debut author Jean Kwok. Kimberly was an inspiring character that I felt for as she struggled to learn English, keep up in school and hide her double life as a sweatshop worker in China Town. Although the ending was bittersweet, I would definitely recommend this book.
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