Monday, January 6, 2014

Red Scarf Girl by Ji-li Jiang

Red Scarf GirlRed Scarf Girl by Ji-li Jiang

My rating: 2 of 5 stars

Someone on the cover raves that it's the simplicity of the language that makes for a more compelling read. I think we were reading different things. That said some of
this made me want to read more on the topic.

There are specific lines as when she wonders over the fate they were suffering and how opposite it was from what she was used to, or those of her musing over a little weed flower and her almost seeing herself in it that made for interesting moments. Just not compelling

Now, the more compelling aspects for me? It's the 'after' and how as an adult she explains what became of certain individuals that played some role in what she and hers went through. Or those acknowledgements and her voicing out how completely controlled every aspect of ther lives were. So controlled in fact that while suffering as they were there was no anger felt... that feeling was only to come later.

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