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Year of Impossible Goodbyes

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

Best Book Ever!!!!

This was such a good book. The first time I read it was in 7th grade when my teacher put out a couple of choices to choose from, no one chose 'Year of Impossible Goodbyes' so I chose to read it. I had to do a book report on that, I got a 100%!!! I read it 2 more times a...
This was such a good book. The first time I read it was in 7th grade when my teacher put out a couple of choices to choose from, no one chose 'Year of Impossible Goodbyes' so I chose to read it. I had to do a book report on that, I got a 100%!!! I read it 2 more times after that. Once, in 8th grade and again in 9th grade. In my opinion, I think everyone should read this book!!! And don't forget there is a part 2.

posted by Anonymous on August 23, 2002

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1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

One of the years worst

It was so boring that i couldn't pay attention. I read the back and was interested...but it sounds like this child sounds sorry for something..but isn't gonna do anything!

posted by Anonymous on March 9, 2004

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 23, 2001

    Korean War?

    This book really teachs both the student and teacher about the Korean War since we do not really talk about it in other classes. It focuses on the struggle of a family to keep their Korean lifestlye and beliefs during the time of Japanese control.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 22, 2013

    Inspiring story, but...

    This is a great story; very inspiring and very interesting.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 15, 2006

    An all around good book

    Set in 1945 during World War II, Year of Impossible Goodbyes describes the life of Koreans under both Japanese and Russian control. Choi was born in Pyongyang, North Korea, which is where this story takes place. She wrote from her own experiences to tell about life in Korea during World War II. The accounts given of life during this time are very accurate because Choi herself experienced them with her family. Choi described the daily life of Koreans under Japanese control as terrifying and devastating, and after reading this book, it is easy to understand why. Koreans were stripped of all valuable property, removed from their homes, given not nearly enough food for their families, and expected to do back breaking work for little or no pay. Under Russian control, life seemed to be immediately better, before people realized that it was really no different than the Japanese occupation.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 12, 2009

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