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Sadako and the thousand paper cranes
Twelve-year-old Sadako Sasaki was the lively star of her school s running team when the dizzy spells started. Soon gravely ill with leukaemia, an after-effect of the atom bomb that fell on her city when she was two years old, Sadako approached her illness as she did her running with irrepressible spirit. Recalling a Japanese legend, Sadako set to work folding paper cranes. For the legend holds that if a sick person folds on thousand cranes, the gods will grand her wish and make her healthy again.
Since its publication in 1977, this story of Sadako s spirit and bravery has become a modern classic and has been published to high acclaim all over the world.
wow, I can read so many sad books....
This book will be added to my list of sad books that I love.
I found this book in my school library and I read it for book club. I looked at the title of the book I thought this book would be quite interesting.
I read it and after I finished it, I was in tears.
I am QUITE an emotional person. I could really feel empathy for any character, even if it was a boy!
I recommend this book to everyone :))
Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes by Eleonor Coerr
Sadako was winning her school race until she felt suddenly dizzy. Her test results in hospital says that Sadako has leukaemia which was caused by the radiation from an atom bomb that hit the city when she was two. She then follows a Japanese legend saying that if you fold a thousand paper cranes, the gods will grant you a wish.
This inspiring story will move you to tears and is recommended to anyone who doesn't know Sadako and her thrilling story.