Sunday, December 5, 2010

Shanghai Girls

Shanghai Girls is another book on my list of China books.

I wasn't a fan of Lisa See's Peony in Love or Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, so I'm not really sure why I gave Shanghai Girls a chance. But, I am glad I did.

Shanghai Girls is the story of two sisters who leave Shanghai as the Japanese were invading. They emigrate to the United States and live the immigrant experience in Los Angeles. When I read books about immigration, it makes me so sad. The immigrants were treated so terribly.

If you like historical fiction, pick it up. It's a great story of struggle, family, and hope.

The sisters went through Angel Island (the Ellis Island of the west) before being allowed to go to LA. When we were in San Francisco I would have loved to visit Angel Island, but we didn't have enough time.

1 comment:

  1. Oh, I'm sad to hear you didn't like Snow Flower or Peony . . . I'll be reading Snow Flower for this month's Book Club meeting, and I've been curious about Peony. I have a copy of Shanghai Girls too! I'll keep my fingers crossed that I'll enjoy all three. :)