I am not going to lie…
I was a little dubious about this one.
If you know me, you know I am very…
modest? easily embarrassed? very flusterable?
so talking about this book
is going to be
very difficult for me…
(because I am apparently an 8 year old trapped
in the body of a grown woman).
What I am going to tell you
is that the book was very good…
it gave me a glimpse into unfamiliar cultures
and language….yet was able to show
the refrains that echo in all of our lives…
the complexity of mother-daughter relationships,
the fear of standing out; the fear of blending in,
the importance of friendship,
of feeling heard, feeling understood.
What I will tell you is
it was a book I was glad I read.
And yes…it is also about exactly what
the title suggests.
4 out of 5 ♥♥♥♥♥'s
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