Chinese Cinderella: The Secret Story of an Unwanted Daughter
Jung-ling's family considers her bad luck because her mother died giving birth to her. They discriminate against her and make her feel unwanted yet she yearns and continuously strives for her parents' love. Her stepmother is vindictive and cruel and her father dismissive. Jung-ling grows up to be... show more
Jung-ling's family considers her bad luck because her mother died giving birth to her. They discriminate against her and make her feel unwanted yet she yearns and continuously strives for her parents' love. Her stepmother is vindictive and cruel and her father dismissive. Jung-ling grows up to be an academic child, with a natural ability for writing. Only her aunt and grandfather offer her any love and kindness. The story is of survival in the light of the mental and physical cruelty of her stepmother and the disloyalty of her siblings. Jung-ling blossoms in spite of everything and the story ends as her father agrees to let her study in England.
Publish date: December 1st 2007
Publisher: Puffin Bks
Pages no: 234
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.