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"This original...important book reveals with brutal frankness that the cruelties and frustrations of youth are not lost in translation. Teen Vogue
"Reading about her adventures is like living vicariously through the most uninhibited girl you know." YM
Imagine, Anne Frank as a spoilt, self-centred, misanthrope living in Beijing at the turn of the 21st century and you will go some way to understanding this book. Read morePublished 1 month ago by David Rowley
I actually lent this to a 20-something year-old friend from Beijing who found this book not only to be true to her feelings growing up there, but emotionally satisfying as well. Read morePublished on January 17, 2012 by Dorothy Gale
I hated this book.I read it because the summary made the book sound amazing.The summary said that Bejing Doll was about sex,drugs and rock in underground china. Read morePublished on May 31, 2011 by Emily D.
Very different kind of biography than what I'm used to reading. I felt I had a good sense of what's going on in her head but its not as exciting as I thought it would be. Read morePublished on June 22, 2009 by Robert Gray
I had to force myself to finish this book. I picked it up hoping to read a good story about what it's like to be a teenage girl in modern day China and what it's like having to... Read morePublished on October 26, 2007 by Scarlett Hyde
I feel sorry for teenagers in this world of blogging, myspace and the kiss-and-tell memoir: at least my embarassing diary rants were not in the public domain. Read morePublished on November 19, 2006 by Elisabeth W. Movius
"Beijing Doll" is the diary of a confused, lost and clueless girl in 90's Beijing. Actually, the fact that the story takes place in Beijing is totally unimportant. Read morePublished on July 1, 2006 by ~Efrat~
I just finished reading this and I don't know whether to feel sorry for the author or disgusted. The word that comes up for me is "apathetic". Read morePublished on May 20, 2006 by Sarassheena
This book is "choppy" and that makes it difficult to read. It really doesn't hold the readers attention and takes a huge amount of discipline to actually get through it... Read morePublished on December 27, 2005 by Chanta Rose