THE YEAR IS 1929.NEW YORK IS RULED BY THE BRIGHT YOUNG THINGS:FLAPPERS AND SOCIALITIES SEEKING THRILRead Review
When Adeline Yen Mah's mother died giving birth to her, the family considered Adeline bad luck and she was made to feel unwanted all her life. Chinese Cinderella is the story of her struggle for acceptance and how she overcame the odds to prove her worth.
I had to study this book in year 8 so my opinions of this has changed a few times.
A sad story but I just didn't connect to it the way others have.
Chinese Cinderella is an autobiography written by Adeline Yen Mah, describing her life as a young girl growing up in a hateful family. She struggles to like her step - mother and siblings as they constantly blame her for everything that goes wrong! As soon as I picked up the book I was instantly drawn to the unique and enthralling story line and emotion involved. It is truly captivating. The pain that Chinese Cinderella must've gone through is almost inexplicible. Set in Shanghai, China, Chinese conderella is literally a novel about an unwanted daughter. Her family dwells on the anguish of her mother's death at Adeline's birth and hate her for the cominig of the tradgedy. Adeline finds her own way in life and grows up as a successful doctor with a happy marriage in the USA.
I absolutely LOVED this book, its story line and emotion and I would definately reccomend it to anyone! (The adult version is called 'Falling Leaves').
When Adeline's mother died from giving birth to her, all her family hated her except for her Aunt. Her dad remarries to a mean lady who treats Adeline badly.
This story is about courage and how Adeline can face this situation. No one cares about her even her dad. But it doesn't matter to Adeline, she works hard.
This book is in a series. Such a great book!
I totally love this book!
To really think that this is an autobiography, which means it's real life.
I love how Adeline is really descriptive in her writing and how it's quite amazing how her book is a true story.
I definitely rate this 5/5 and I totally recommend this book to everyone.
The story of Adeline's life, from birth to a teenager, fills me with sadness. As I read each detailed page about her childhood, my heart bleeds with compassion for the horrendous treatment of this young, innocent and naïve girl. However, unlike many other books I have read and enjoyed, I cannot relate to the feeling of being unloved and thrown aside. Although it is unrelatable, in a sense I feel as though I know Adeline in person and I want to defend and protect her like a sister. As I continue reading the book, I feel proud of Adeline and her achievements, not only acedemically but also emotionally. She demonstrates persistence and resilience which is inspirational. This book is one of my favorites as it is cleverly written and never dull. It is a book I will keep forever and read whenever I feel down.
This is a very sad book, and funny... and sad again... and then happy!
This book really reveals how Adeline (Yen Jun Ling) was feeling, and how she saw the world. I am not going to spoil it for you, but a sad part was when Niang was beating her baby daughter, so Adeline said STOP! And then Niang hated her! And also when she drank pee...
I would recommend this book to people who like to read books about life, and like to cry! No, jks. This is a really good book, and everyone should read it!
But seriously... READ THE BOOK!!!