This novel centers around two sisters and choronicles their lives from being ‘beautiful girls’ in Shanghai (they modeled for advertisements in the 30s and 40s) to their journey to being paper-wives in America.
I won’t lie, the sisters go through a lot of hard times and there are a number of tradgedies they are forced to weather together. The first half of the book feels like reading a series of sad events, they just don’t seem to have any luck! But watching them love and protect each other through it all makes it worth the read. Sister love really gets me all sentimental, I maybe cried a little during parts of this book.
This was the first book of Lisa See’s that I ever read, and I will definately be checking into her other novels, I think she does a wonderful job creating characters who you love despite their shortcomings and human flaws. Not to mention this novel leaves the reader at sort of cliff hanger (dang, I didn’t even know that when I started this book!) so now I have to go check out it’s follow up.
What have you been reading this month?