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Mona in the Promised Land

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  • Posted March 31, 2011

    First time in my life I couldn't finish the book!!

    Mona in the Promised Land was recommended by our public library for our book club. Only 2 people out of 9 were able to finish reading it. Boring doesn't describe how tedius it was. No one got the point of the story and some said it was juvenile. Our discussion was not exciting, as it usually is, because we found nothing worth discussing. Why was this book written? Better still, why was it published? Sorry I wasted my money and time. Don't waste yours.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 2, 2005

    Mona in the Promised Land

    Mona in the Promised Land is an excellent book. I enjoyed reading this book because the main character Mona dealt with some issues that I also do as a teenage girl. I thought it was really great to see Mona try to be her own person against the influence of those around her.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 18, 2005

    wicked good

    I thought it was funny, witty, and surprising. She has a conversational-like writing style that is easy and interesting to read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 24, 2005

    I do not like this book

    This book is a school book that our teacher picked out for an 8th grade class. I really do not like this book and every other girl in my grade would say the same. it's torture reading this book, not recommended at all.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 17, 2005


    It's sweet and it smells like China in details. For those who want to get into the details of Chinese thought and everyday life, 'Mona in the Promised Land' is simply amazingly accurate. A witty, funny, ejoyable way of getting to know the bunch of adorable Chinese people living where you do. It's almost like a visit in the home of a Chinese family, who in other circumstances could not have been read like a book. I highly reccomend it!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 20, 2000

    Avid fiction reader

    A delightful memoir for all those that went to HS in the late '60s. Especially those of us growing up Jewish near Scarsdale. Her tales of what it's like to be first generation Chinese,very different from her friends and growing up in 1968 are VERY accurate (and enjoyable) for those times. I enjoyed it immensely and it brought back loads of memories of my HS years. I highly recommend it!

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