Saturday, January 18, 2014

Student Saturday: Inside Out & Back Again - Thanhha Lai

Student Reviewer Maria C.

A girl lives in a place where war is starting, that place is Saigon. Her name was Ha. She loves everything in Saigon especially her own Papaya tree in her back yard. The Vietnam War has reached her home and she is forced out of her home. She flees with her family on a boat to the country of American and the state of Alabama. She learns the dullness of their food, the coldness of strangers and the strength of her family. She goes to school where kids make fun of her name, her skin and how her hair is. Her neighbors are kind, and she misses her papaya tree back at home. Her brother gets a job her father does too. When she gets made fun of right after school she will run to her brothers job ad tell him. Then she will go home with him. I will recommend this book to anyone who likes a story about a voyage to a new country. I really like this book.

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