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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 23, 2006


    This book was fair. Its plot was good enough. The story never really took off until the 4th chapter. The main character could relate to some one who really has gone to a concentration camp. The whole plot was full of drama. Especially when I found out that yuki `s grand- mother and best friend are locked away also. It has it¿s own up¿s and downs. But still has a great story. The plot is pretty much self-explanatory a girl from California has to move to Salt Lake City, Utah because of her race and the war. Her family has to move also. It¿s set during world war two. That kind of reality has a bad effect on the family. Including the main character yuki. The authors writing style in this book was simple the author really got inside the mind of a child and noted exactly how a child would feel if they had no control of how and where they live. This book was meant for the younger generation because it point¿s out exactly what the Chinese had to go through during world war two. This book is not really meant for one gender because the book shows all different sides of the characters, the males and the females. My suggestions upon reading this book is to not stop reading only the first chapter keep reading to see where the story goes. Also keep an open mind of where book is going, and remember who the characters are and what the purpose of the cast had in the book. One of the twists of this story is that the main character (yuki) has a brother that is fighting in the war. There are not really many twists in the book but this is one good one. Besides the book the author also was very great. At first I did not know that this book was secretly about her. Then I looked up lots of good information about her and also I found out that all of these events happened to her at the age of eight.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 24, 2004

    Journey Home is not Worth the Trip

    Yoshiko Uchida writes about a Japanese American girl and her family during WWII. You share the family's pain and feel the hate given to them by the country they live in and are a part of. They were punished by their new country because of their heritage. I liked this novel because it showed me how hard it was to be a Japanese American girl during WWII. I didn't like it because it lacked action and suspense. It was sometimes like reading a history book. I would recommend the book to anyone that liked to read about history, but be careful not to fall asleep!

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