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Dragonwings (Golden Mountain Chronicles: 1903)

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

Hey!!!!!!!!!

I read this book for my 8th grade book report. I am also Chinese. I think that this book was very good and I am reading this book for the 6th time. Every one I know loved this book.

posted by Anonymous on November 9, 2004

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Most Helpful Critical Review

1 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

terrible

This book is terrible. I hated it so much. It took me a long time to try to get into it. They swear and there are really grusome parts in the story. I do not recommend this book for childrean that are twelve. I thought this book was absolutly terrible. I think it is the...
This book is terrible. I hated it so much. It took me a long time to try to get into it. They swear and there are really grusome parts in the story. I do not recommend this book for childrean that are twelve. I thought this book was absolutly terrible. I think it is the worst book i have ever read. And i have have a lot of books and this one was the worst in history of terrible books. This book should have never been published.

posted by cookie40 on November 8, 2009

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 7, 2010

    Not a Great Book . . .

    Dragonwings by Laurence Yep
    Dragonwings is about a young Chinese boy named Moon Shadow who has lived in a small village all of his life. He comes to America and with his father in a Chinatown. The book is shows the hardships that emigrants faced in the early 1900s.
    Moon Shadow and his father, Windrider, get to know each other. They also learn more about other characters like Uncle, Lefty and White Deer. They are the leaders of the company where they all work. Moon shadow learns a lot about hard work. The Chinese stay in their own village and stay away from the "demons", the white people. When Windrider goes to see the dragon king he finds out that in his former life he was a dragon that healed other dragons. He was reborn as a softskin after he decided to show off by trying to blow out the sun. The dragon king says that after Windrider was reborn he still had the power to heal in his hands. Windrider was very talented at fixing machines. The dragon king said he would make Windrider a dragon again if he passed a series of tests in his human life.
    Laurence yep did a good job portraying the hardships that emigrants faced in the early 1900s. Still, it was not the most exciting book I have read. In terms of vocabulary it was easy for me to understand. It does include some violence though, so it wouldn't be good for younger children to read. The book didn't really make me think because it doesn't really relate to my life in any way.
    Overall the book is okay but I really recommend it to younger children or girls. I think it is more the type of book a guy would read. The book did show me more about the San Francisco earthquake and gave a look into how the Chinese emigrants lived.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 23, 2005

    Dragonwings, a great one to some but not to many others

    As this book is a class novel at my school UNIS, the bulk of the class think of the book as a boring and too descriptive book. I, being Chinese, admit the racist words but saying that it is a true feeling for some Chinese and that it was a feeling of the PAST. Those who read shouldn't take it as a truth but a joke. More to the story, it wouldn't be what someone would expect, being un-needingly specific in detail. Don't be expected to get lost or bored (Unlike us, we were FORCED!!!) but you may try to enjoy it. Not the good type of book for me, and many others I think, even with a boring and obvious twist.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 1, 2003

    It was OK

    I felt this book was very dull and at sometimes confusing. It didn't like it much.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 22, 2001

    A boring book

    This book takes forever to get into. It also takes alot of work to get into. Not a very popular book with young teens.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 1999

    Rather boring

    Dragonwings is a book for 9-12 year olds. I reccomend it to others, but I found it rather boring in most parts. I gets exciting in some parts, but other parts are a complete snoozefest. The story line is interesting though.

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