Beijing Doll

Beijing Doll

by Chun Sue


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ISBN-13: 9781594480201
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 08/03/2004
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 5.13(w) x 7.97(h) x 0.62(d)

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Chun Sue lives in Beijing and is working on her second novel.

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"Reveals the cruel youth of a new generation...reflects upon the fast changing society of Mainland China." —Asian Weekly

"This original...important book reveals with brutal frankness that the cruelties and frustrations of youth are not lost in translation. —Teen Vogue

"Reading about her adventures is like living vicariously through the most uninhibited girl you know." —YM

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Beijing Doll 2.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
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The book was not horrible. I was just disappointed that it wasn't edgier. I first heard about this book in an article entitled, 'My Book Was Banned.' From this I expected more, I'm not exactly sure what but I thought there would be a more, 'Me against the world.' I don't want to tell you to read it but I wouldn't reread it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is the diary of a young girl who¿s drive to grow up landed her with controlling guys, rash decisions, self-esteem issues, and thoughts of suicide. Her writing style is that of a young woman recollecting her rough teenager years with the stern eye of wisdom and that rebellious personality you¿ll learn to appreciate. Chun Sue takes us under her wing and into her world. If you don¿t want to read about an angst, melancholy, dramatic girl then get lost cause Chun Sue isn¿t selling a happy ending, once upon a time story. She¿s rough, blunt, and downright shocking.
Guest More than 1 year ago
'Beijing Doll' was quite possibly one of the biggest disappointments I have ever come across in the literary realm. To being, Chun Sue's writing style is so vague and insipid it hurts. Amounting to little more than the whines and rantings of a spoiled and immature little girl, 'Beijing Doll' outlines the trek of a self-proclaimed 'hardcore rock 'n' roll fan' as she flaunts her almighty 'punkitude.' The plot is so choppily inconsistent and muddled that midway through the book I found myself wondering, 'Where is this going?' The story's overall lack of cohesiveness leaves it floating in the reader's mind with none of its chapters becoming memorable or for that matter even important. If you are looking for characters to relate to in this book, stop looking. There are none as most, if not all of them, are completely despicable. The main character herself shows no actual maturation in the span of the book and remains a peevish child.
Guest More than 1 year ago
'Beijing Doll' reads like the diary of an indecisively boy-crazy teenage girl. In order to escape from her oppressively strict high school and to pursue a personal passion, Chun Sue published her musings in local music magazines. A rock music addict who embraced and wrote about the Beijing punk rock scene, Chun Sue depicts much teenage angst and moodiness in 'Beijing Doll,' but seemingly fails to grow out of it. Her voice is fickle in the book, but supported with spurts of vague determination and personal strength. A decent debut and coming-of-age book by a young writer. Any later efforts, though, should be more substantial.