An Ocean Apart, A World Away (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

An Ocean Apart, A World Away (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

by Lensey Namioka
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An Ocean Apart, A World Away (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) by Lensey Namioka

FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. An inspiring story of one girl's struggle to define a role for herself in two countries on either side of the Pacific--and to help carve a new path for generations of women after her.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780613722643
Publisher: Turtleback Books
Publication date: 12/01/2003
Edition description: THIS EDITION IS INTENDED FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 4.30(w) x 6.70(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

About the Author

Lensey Namioka is the author of Ties That Bind, Ties That Break; Yang the Youngest and His Terrible Ear; and Yang the Third and Her Impossible Family.

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Ocean Apart, A World Away (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was one to carry with you to read at night Lensey Namioka has created an addicting fictional story. Xueyan Zhang, or Yanyan which is her commonly called name, is a sixteen year old young woman living with her wealthy family in the city of Nanjing, in the country of China. Her head was about to float away with developed dreams. But unlike most others her age they¿re not dreams of romantic and fateful love with the following of a lasting marriage. Her dreams are focused on her independence in life established on a career in medicine. Achieving the title Doctor is more important to her than achieving the title Mrs. However, when she is introduced to Liang Baoshu, a man of intrigue and adventure, all of that is threatened to alter. As the two become aware of their connection in fondness, Liang Baoshu asks her to join him on his journey to his dream. But, unwilling to replace her own, Yanyan travels away to America to begin her steps into accomplishment. There, her flare of uniqueness, her courage and determination transports her to a series of new experiences. Nevertheless, one is still dealt in the hand of love accompanied by the various symptoms. I loved this book! What I adored the most about it was Yanyan¿s exclusive perspective. As she was unaccustomed to American ways knowing only what she had grown up with, when face to face with the abundant differences her reactions displayed her viewpoint. Like in her home economics class. They were being taught how to sculpt a radish into a flower. Yanyan claimed that it was a waste of time because when it¿s eaten it has no shape. A second characteristic of the book I had liked was the slightly humorous descriptions that brought together the story. An example from the text, ¿¿rolled her eyes. I recognized that expression, because I had seen it often on the faces of my mother and Second Brother. It was time to drop the subject.¿ My personal opinion was that this book was satisfactorily written and that the characters and plot were constructed well. I would highly recommend this novel for those around the ages twelve to fourteen, who like light books of romance and interesting chapters. It really does take you a world away and into the life of Yanyan.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is AWESOME i love it it explains a girl trying to live her life the way she wants to she planned how she wanted her life to be but she did have to make alitte changes and theres alittle bit of romance
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