A riveting memoir of a girl's painful coming-of-age in a wealthy Chinese family during the 1940s.A Chinese proverb says, "Falling leaves return to their roots." In Chinese Cinderella, Adeline Yen Mah returns to her roots to tell the story of her painful childhood and her ultimate triumph and... show more
A riveting memoir of a girl's painful coming-of-age in a wealthy Chinese family during the 1940s.A Chinese proverb says, "Falling leaves return to their roots." In Chinese Cinderella, Adeline Yen Mah returns to her roots to tell the story of her painful childhood and her ultimate triumph and courage in the face of despair. Adeline's affluent, powerful family considers her bad luck after her mother dies giving birth to her. Life does not get any easier when her father remarries. She and her siblings are subjected to the disdain of her stepmother, while her stepbrother and stepsister are spoiled. Although Adeline wins prizes at school, they are not enough to compensate for what she really yearns for -- the love and understanding of her family.Following the success of the critically acclaimed adult bestseller Falling Leaves, this memoir is a moving telling of the classic Cinderella story, with Adeline Yen Mah providing her own courageous voice.From the Paperback edition.
Publish date: September 14th 2010
Pages no: 240
Edition language: English
, Non Fiction
, Read For School
A book of the depressing memories of Adeline as she embrace adversity in her younger days. The moment she was born her mother passed away which devastated her and her whole family resulting them labelling her as bad luck. She was often bullied by her other siblings and was once tricked into drinking...
What I liked about the Chinese Cinderella The main character has got to be my favourite character. Reading on how she tries to overcome obstacles in her life and strives to be better in order to attain a sense of belonging causes me to feel sympathy and inspired because of her attitude and ability...
What do I enjoy about this book and what did I learn from it? I have learnt that no matter how hard the situation is, keep thriving to be the best you can be and prove to others who thought negatively of people wrong. I enjoyed this book as the author wrote in detail in her biography about her lif...
This book has make me understood how fortunate i was. Being able to have the love and support from my family and friends, i am truely grateful. But sadly, all these love and support does not seems to be presence on everybody. Ever since i read the book by this amazing and inspiring author, Adeline Y...
An interesting book based on the upbringing of the author, Adeline Yen Mah. Gives insight to life as an unwanted child, but also about how families were affected of the Japanese invasion of China and later on in the book the Chinese civil war. Ending was sour sweet. Very enjoyable book overall.