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A Step from Heaven
In a stunning novel debut honored with the Michael J. Printz Award for excellence in literature for young adults, writer An Na tells the story of a Korean family that immigrates to California in search of a better life, only to find that the American Dream is harder to achieve than they thought. Told through the eyes of Young Ju, who is a preschooler when the book begins and a young woman heading off to college by the time it ends, A Step from Heaven is a moving and sometimes painful tale about cultural differences, family dynamics, and the struggle to survive.
Oh my God. This book. This.
I remember reading this in primary school. I remember all the feelings it aroused in me - sympathy and sickness. I couldn't believe how awful Young Ju's father was. I understood what it felt like to want to fit in and keep up. To be embarrassed and ashamed of your family, and then to be even more embarrassed and ashamed because of those horrible feelings.
This was a beautiful, tragic little story that has stayed in the back of my mind for a long time, and it really deserves the prizes it has won. It's a truly worthy read.
This is a book that I will always remember.
A Step From Heaven reminds me of Please Look After Mother.
I love the narrator of the story and the journey/ plot developement.
RECOMMENDED TO EVERYONE!!