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When 15-year-old peasant Wang Lee is kidnapped by ruthless bandits, he is afraid his life is over. But his fear turns to astonishment when a mysterious stranger, beautiful young Mei Lin, rescues him to serve in the forces of the Heavenly Army. As they fall in love, the two Chinese youths are caught up in the heady Taiping Rebellion and the beginning of The New Age. Suddenly they are separated by a new edict: men and women will no longer live or work together. This award-winning tale is of one of Katherine Paterson's best. It was chosen for the American Bookseller Pick of the Lists and the Bank Street Children's Book of the Year. Set against a backdrop of one of China's most dramatic periods of history, it follows these two young soldiers as they are torn between the idealism of a movement seeking to restore the Empire to its people - and a perilous desire for each other.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Angela | 8/24/2010

    " I love this novel. Amazing journey. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Denise | 1/14/2010

    " A historical fiction set in China around two people caught up in the Taiping Rebellion. I liked it but I think it is more adult fiction than children's. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Cheryl | 7/20/2009

    " Wang Lee is kidnapped by bandits in 1850's China, then "rescued" by Mei Li to become a soldier in the Heavenly Kingdom during the Taiping Rebellion. But is killing the only answer? Interesting info, didn't like Wang during much of the book, quick turnaround at end, but satisfying "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Ian | 8/3/2008

    " wew kelar juga bacanye ni buku walo gw bercepat cepat baca biar kelar aja bah

    ending yg pas lah buat ini buku walo aawal nye gw ngantuk setengah mati bacanye "

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