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A Bitter Melon has become one of my absolute favorite books. I got this book as a gift from one of my teachers in seventh grade. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Woodland Park Writer
The writing is clear and personal so much you feel all the emotions troubles and victories and its beautiful! FABULOUSPublished 24 months ago by J.P
As a young adult book, this is very well done. The story is well-written and the characters are complex. Read morePublished on September 27, 2012 by Heather
A Chinese girl with a "Tiger Mom" finds the courage to escape from violent physical and emotional abuse, but not without some carry-over effect on her own relationships.Published on June 18, 2012 by J. Grambo
Frances has been a good girl all her life, but when she gets put in speech class instead of calculus, her rebellion begins against her traditional Chinese mother, and what her... Read morePublished on March 9, 2012 by Rebecca Clouser
Frances world in one filled with strict tradition (and not the fun Fiddler on the Roof kind....). Although she is 17 and her and her mother live in a one bedroom apartment in San... Read morePublished on February 10, 2012 by Sheila A. Dechantal
As I turned the last page of BITTER MELON, I still couldn't decide if I should celebrate for Frances or feel sorry for her mother.... Read morePublished on August 4, 2011 by TeensReadToo