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An abusive, neglectful childhood, but compelling reading.

Advantages: Emotionally gripping narration and dialogue, great insight into Chinese history and culture
Disadvantages: A bit too black-and-white for some readers.

‘Chinese Cinderella’ is an autobiography written by Chinese-born Adeline Yen Mah, published in 1999. This is the second autobiography by Yen Mah, the first being the critically acclaimed ‘Falling Leaves’, however ‘Chinese Cinderella’ is an abridged and re ...

Anti_W 13.12.2011 · Read full review
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child abuse that was accepted as norm!

Advantages: beautifully written and factual
Disadvantages: a chilling insight into cruel traditions

Chinese Cinderella - an emotional journey of survival. This book was recommended to me by a fellow colleague teaching the same year group and planniing for next term's literacy unit ( Stories from other cultures) I managed to buy this book Tuesday mornin ...

pixie65 29.05.2008 · Read full review
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The Chinese Cinderella

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~ About ~ Chinese Cinderella is the heartbreaking true story of Adeline Yen Mah from when she was a toddler up until 14 years of age. The book is written by Adeline Yen Mah herself. Adeline Yen Mah's Chinese Cinderella is the childs version of the ear ...

Julia95x 25.10.2008 · Read full review
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Chinese Cinderella by Adeline Yen Mah

Advantages: It's a beutiful and tragic story, your constantly feeling sympathy towards her and feel lucky that you weren't brought up like that.
Disadvantages: It's makes you feel really down although it is very interesting.

This book was one of the best I have ever come across. It is Adeline Yen Mah's tragic life, her very sad biography, how she was bought up to feel like she had no existence and very unwanted. The story starts off by telling us about Adelin's birth, b ...

moo_trendy_cow 15.07.2004 · Read full review
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A beautiful story for all

Advantages: Thorough, true story, emotional
Disadvantages: Emotional, heart breaking

...always wanted to read this book and was glad when i came accross my friend who let me borrow it. The book tells the story of a young chinese girl, and her time growing up in China and Hong Kong, during the 1940's and 1950's.. The story however, ...

theenglishviet 06.08.2005 · Read full review
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