Friday, December 28, 2012

Book Review #1357 A New Year's Reunion by Yu Li Qoing

Book Review #1357
A New Year's Reunion: A Chinese Story by Yu Li Qiong, illustrated by Zhu Cheng Liang
Rating: two stars (out of four)

This book was supposed to celebrate family and the special traditions, but it actually had a little bit of the opposite effect on me. It was a little depressing to read about families that only get to be with each other once a year and while I did appreciate learning more about another culture, it was bleak in comparison. I can't imagine what that would be like - but in some ways, it was good that this book brought it up, because I hadn't been aware of it before. It was interesting to see the perspective from another culture, but I'm not sure I'd recommend it.

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