Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Immigrant Stories Challenge - Girl in Translation

Girl in Translation

I thoroughly enjoyed Girl in Translation.The writing style made me feel as if I were present in Kimberly's everyday world. Immigrating at age 11 from Honk Kong to Brooklyn, residing solely with her mother and entirely dependent on her cruel aunt. The only thing Kimberly has going for her is her great ambition to make a better life for herself. At times though it seemed like she would never come out ahead. I really liked how the author used "fake" words to represent Kimberly's process of learning English.You cannot help but to root for her through this fabulous, uplifting story. 

I gave this 4/5 stars on Goodreads.

1 comment:

Booksnyc said...

I listened to this on audio and it was excellent. The narrator read with an accent for some characters and like you, I felt like I was inside Kimberly's head.