2013 Sakura Medal Books

Shanghai Girls by Lisa See

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2 thoughts on “Shanghai Girls by Lisa See

  1. I read this book and was severely disappointed. Shanghai Girls was very descriptive. Every single little detail seemed to be thoroughly researched but I found that it was a little too researched. Sure, all the specifics are very important and they are what shape the story. However, I felt like there wasn’t exactly a plot line and the ending took me by surprise. I recommend this book to those who like historical fiction and enjoy the detailed descriptions and culture of Shanghai (which is very well portrayed). It wasn’t necessarily my type of book but if the right person reads it, they will be awed.
    ASIJ M.Itoh 9th grade

  2. I would describe Shanghai Girls as a (much) shorter, modern, and Asian version of Gone With The Wind. This is because both stories are about a high-class girl who survives a war and struggles to live through a society in the turmoil of revolution. What I found to be the most interesting part of this story was that the author portrayed through the protagonist – a Chinese immigrant in America – not only the discrimination she felt from the majority white society, but the inner conflicts she had on how much Chinese culture she should preserve and how much American culture to embrace. As a Japanese-American, I can relate to this story in the sense that I struggle sometimes to balance out both of my cultures in my life.
    ASIJ J. Carroll. Grade 9

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