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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (690 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ying Chang Compestine Narrator: Jodi Long Publisher: Listening Library Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Nine-year-old Ling is very comfortable in her life; her parents are both dedicated surgeons in the best hospital in Wuhan. But when Comrade Li, one of Mao's political officers, moves into a room in their apartment, Ling begins to witness the gradual disintegration of her world. In an atmosphere of increasing mistrust, Ling fears for the safety of her neighbors and, soon, for herself and her family. Over the course of four years, Ling manages to grow and blossom, even as she suffers more horrors than many people face in a lifetime.

Drawing from her childhood experience, Ying Chang Compestine brings hope and humor to this compelling story for all ages about a girl fighting to survive during the Cultural Revolution in China.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Sylvia | 2/17/2014

    " The author of this book was very good at using emotional appeal. (That might be due to the fact that she experienced it and is writing about it thur her perspective.) I loved it. i was very emtional at times and i felt scared for the character. the character seemed very mature in the situation. I felt that at times it was not realistic and how lucky the character and her family was... but nevertheless a good book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Ann | 2/16/2014

    " This is a short, easy to read novel. It's the author's first novel, based on her youth during the Cultural Revolution in China. I enjoyed the narrative and the perspective of this story being told by a young teenage girl. I expect that the subject of Mao's revolution and Communism in the 1960's could have been laid out in more of a Michener-esque style and would be much more thorough, but I enjoyed this glimpse into life in China during the not so distant past. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Isabella | 2/11/2014

    " Man, when I read that book, I could bot stop reading for I would always want to know if her and family would be alright and it was just so intriguing. It was also the first proper book that I didn't have to read for school but by choice and the first book that I had ever read that was over 100 pages. Hah, reading it seemed like an incredibly hard challenge at the time but right now it's like meh!!!LOL "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Laura | 2/8/2014

    " Could have been an angry/hate-filled/depressing read; instead it was a well-balanced (emotionally) memoir of the time just before Mao's death. I never felt that there was an adult sensibility overwhelming the childhood memories. "

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