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An ALA Best Book for Young Adults and a Publishers Weekly Best Book, Chinese Cinderella is the story of author Adeline Yen Mah’s childhood. Adeline is just three days old when her mother dies. She is blamed for the death and considered bad luck. For years, she tries to please her family, wanting only acceptance and love, but often facing rejection. Finally, after discovering literature, she is given the chance to succeed.

©1999 Adeline Yen Mah (P)2004 Recorded Books, LLC

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I like the story , only thing I don't like

Is the narrator, I just despise moist sounding noises, and her voice is moist!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Excellent book

Where does Chinese Cinderella rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

One of the best Audiable books I have purchased. My boom club really enjoyed discussing the courage this girl showed

What other book might you compare Chinese Cinderella to and why?

Not sure

What about Felice Yeh’s performance did you like?

That she never gave up trying under terribly cruel situations.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

It made me feel stronger and realize how fortunate I am. It made cry.

Any additional comments?

A great book for an English teacher at high school level to teach from. A must read for schools not sure

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  • danni
  • Sointula, BC, Canada
  • 04-17-12

must be for children

I didn't see anything to tell me this was for children, but it must be. The narration is like reading to a 3 year old and the story is nothing new.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful