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Homesick

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 1, 2004

    In Relation

    Jean Fritz was born an American girl in China. Growing up she wanted to know about her American life. Throughout her earlier years she can only see her American life in letters from her grandma (lives in america). Finally, after waiting many years her family decides to go back. When she gets to America she questions whether or not she will fit in, after living on the opposite side of the world. During the coarse of the book, I liked the story's reality to everyday issues. They are the same no matter where you live. Whether it being teased and not wanting to go to school or begging mother for that special something for christmas. There are so many cultures and different beliefs, that when it comes to basic standards of living it is all the same. I did not dislike anything in Homesick. Although, I did learn about the separation of Chinese and Americans. Not in a bad way. The Americans had a small park blocked off to Chinese in order to have a place in comparison to America. Therefore, by finishing the book I give it a thumbs up and can relate to being homesick.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 23, 2000

    It's Great

    I thought this book was so cool. I also thought that some of the parts were sad, happy, confusing, but most of all powerfull. The book really explained how she felt and I thought that was really neat. The only part that I did like was when you could tell when she used some fiction. I would reccomend this book for people that like oriental things, and people that like biographies.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 18, 2010

    Absorbing!

    I have family living in China and found this book absorbing. Jean Fritz describes her yearning to be an American while living in another country and culture. Additionally, it gives us a glimpse at life in China before Communism.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 24, 2004

    Jean Fritz's Homesick

    Jean Fritz, 10 years old at the time, is excited that she will finally live in America. The book is about this girl's exciting two year adventure to America where she faced a war of many people, happiness, sorrow, and leftoutness. This book is a joy to read because Fritz described her past so clearly, you can make a good summary about any part.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 26, 2002

    Homesick: My Own Story Review

    Homesick: My Own Story is a great book. It's very exciting. It has some good characters. The main character was Jean. She went through alot. Some more are: Jean's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Hull, Lin-Nai Nai,the coolies, Andrea, and alot more.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 24, 2000

    Excellent

    This is an awesome book, heartbreaking all the way through (but I'm just like that, all books are heartbreaking) ;)

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 4, 2012

    Just have athing to say

    I reveiwed before and I like it but it is to short . It is one of Jean Fritz's best masterpiece !

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 29, 2011

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