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Chinese Cinderella: The Secret Story of an Unwanted Daughter (Puffin Teenage Books) ebook

by Adeline Yen Mah


Books by Adeline Yen Mah. Chinese Cinderella and the Secret Dragon Society. The Secret Story of an Unwanted Daughter

Books by Adeline Yen Mah. Puffin modern classics. The Secret Story of an Unwanted Daughter. Adeline Yen Mah’s family considered her to be bad luck because her mother died giving birth to her. They discriminated against her and made her feel unwanted all her life. After the death of her stepmother in 1990, she felt compelled to write her story.

Chinese Cinderella: The Secret Story of an Unwanted Daughter (Wishbones) is a non-fiction book by Chinese-American physician and author Adeline Yen Mah describing her experiences growing up in China during the Second World War. First published in 19. . First published in 1999, Chinese Cinderella is a revised version of part of her 1997 autobiography, Falling Leaves. Her mother died after giving birth to her (of fever) and she is known to her family as the worst luck ever

Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no.Chinese Cinderella: The True Story of Unwanted Daughter Chinese Cinderella by Adeline Yen Mah, tells her childhood story of being a young, Chinese girl living in an unvenial household.

Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. Her family was so abusive and unfair, you can hardly believe her story was a true story. Like the fairytale Cinderella, Adeline has an abusive stepmother, who she calls Niang, who is favored among many for her Chinese and French heritage and has a passionate hatred towards Adeline. Her own father, treats her like garbage and even forgets Adeline’s name.

Chinese Cinderella book. 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 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.

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Chinese Cinderella: The Secret Story of an Unwanted Daughter is a book by Chinese-American physician and author Adeline. Yen Mah describing her experiences growing up in China during the Second World War. - - Originally published: 2 August 1999.

Chinese Cinderella has all the ingredients of the classic Western fairy Cinderella story: a dead mother . So what makes this tale written by Adeline Yen Mah so special, so unique, despite its universal and common theme?

Chinese Cinderella has all the ingredients of the classic Western fairy Cinderella story: a dead mother, an uncaring and indifferent father, evil stepmother, unkind stepsiblings (even biological siblings), rejection and abandonment. So what makes this tale written by Adeline Yen Mah so special, so unique, despite its universal and common theme? My answer: This is no fairy tale. And there are no fairy godmothers to make everything better and turn pumpkins into coaches, mice into noble steed

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.

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'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 andher 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.

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Like the classic Cinderella story, this powerful memoir is a moving story of.AN ALA-YALSA BEST BOOK FOR YOUNG ADULTS One of the most inspiring books I have ever read.

Like the classic Cinderella story, this powerful memoir is a moving story of resilience and hope. Includes an Author's Note, a 6-page photo insert, a historical note, and the Chinese text of the original Chinese Cinderella. A PW BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR AN ALA-YALSA BEST BOOK FOR YOUNG ADULTS One of the most inspiring books I have ever read. In her own courageous voice, Adeline Yen Mah returns to her roots to tell the story of her painful childhood and her ultimate triumph in the face of despair.

Chinese Cinderella - loved this book as a teen and would love to read it again

When Adeline Yen Mah's mother died giving birth to her, her family the. hinese Cinderella - loved this book as a teen and would love to read it again. 21 Feminist Books Every Girl Should Read In Her Lifetime. Chinese Cinderella: The Secret Story of an Unwanted Daughter by Adeline Yen Mah 21 Feminist Books Every Girl Should Read In Her Lifetime

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.
Skunk Black
A well written and beautifully written book. My son's school recommended it for a summer reading project. He likes the book a lot and I love it, too. We discussed how Adeline's "hidden" character and fortitude are inspirational. Her strength gave her the ability to continually hope. It is hard to read at times and I remember physically wincing. Parts of the author's memoir reminded me of a book I read, Under The Same Sky by Joseph Kim. Hope and desire for a life with love are strong, common threads. This book helped my early teen son understand the human need for love outside of his need, as well as how powerful the need for love is. I did not want to put this book down, so I read it rather quickly. My son also did not want to put it down. We both are inspired by Adeline's wisdom and survival skills. Her acceptance of her "position" pushed her hard toward high academic achievement, as a way to be loved and accepted by her dad. She is a hero for not quitting, for not accepting defeat no matter how bleak things were. Thankfully she had "everyday heroes" in her life. She chose their support and help--for that she was brave. It is honorable that she used her intelligence, talents, and painful childhood to motivate herself for a better life that led her into an occupation that serves others. Her writing talent is wonderful to experience. My son and I learned about the difference between the written Chinese language and the spoken ones. Her explanations and examples of how the written language is expressed in pictures made it much less intimidating to learn for me. She presented it in such a way that I easily learned words and phrases from her book. This memoir is also full of historical facts. The author takes readers on a journey to places and situations as though we were actually there.
The book made me think and for that I am grateful.
Friert
Chinese Cinderella: The True Story of Unwanted Daughter
Chinese Cinderella by Adeline Yen Mah, tells her childhood story of being a young, Chinese girl living in an unvenial household. Her family was so abusive and unfair, you can hardly believe her story was a true story. Like the fairytale Cinderella, Adeline has an abusive stepmother, who she calls Niang, who is favored among many for her Chinese and French heritage and has a passionate hatred towards Adeline. Her own father, “treats her like garbage” and even forgets Adeline’s name. Adeline watches the rest of her siblings get treated generously, while she is left in the shadows. However, she hides her true heart and never speaks of the abusive home life to her fellow peers. Instead she rises from the ashes and is the top of her class in school. Knowing that one day, she will be able to make someone out of the beaten and bruised girl she is.
Personally, what I enjoyed about the book was how the author was able to produce strong emotions towards characters from the readers. Whilst reading her story, I felt a burning hatred towards the people who would treated Adeline wrong. Or in other situations, I’d find myself beaming when Adeline triumphs. Her story was inspiring to read, and she is a strong young woman, who wanted to make a life out of herself, even though she is living in the 1940s. I would also recommend the book if you are wanting to learn more about the Chinese culture. Throughout the story, she uses Chinese dialects, talks about the ceremonies they go to, and the Communist government that surrounds her.
Utchanat
A very well-written poignant, dolorous true story about a young girl looking to be loved and treated equitably by her nuclear family only to find coldness and rejection by her father and hostile stepmother in a China in transition from feudalism and British imperialism to Maoist communism. In the end, however, things begin to change for the young Adeline. Where is she now, I don't know.
Beazezius
A very tragic but powerful story. I bought this book because I'm a speaker and my signature talk is on the Cinderella fairy tale. I wanted to read this book as a resource for my talk and my two Cinderella books at Amazon. This is an amazing book. Your heart goes out to her, especially when her poor little duck dies and she is so rejected and unloved by her stepmother, and even her father and siblings. It ends on a positive note. Adversity often is the springboard for our greatness to come forth. Inspiring read.
Ice_One_Guys
It is a nice book to read. I bought this book for my daughter for her AR reading. My daughter heard about this book from her friend and she decided to read it too. My daughter started talking about the story and characters in the book. This got me start reading it as well. There were some historical facts and interesting Chinese traditions in the book. This book sparked a lot of conversation between us. The result of reading this book, my daughter and I did some research about foot binding and we learnt more about that. It is interesting book, although it is predictable at times but it is enjoyable enough. My daughter said her other friend borrowed the book to read as well.
Na
Poignant memoir of a woman growing up in WWII era transitional China. With a cruel and narcissistic Stepmother and an almost equally cruel, clueless and uncaring father she was destined to be a hapless victim. By hard work, persistence, some timely encouragement from other family members and kindly nuns she turned despair into triumph. A close look into traditional Chinese culture and family values makes this book educational as well as touching. Read it and learn what can be overcome and survived by determination and willpower!
Lli
My son had to read this book for school and loved it so much he asked me to read it, too. It's an easy read - I finished it in one day - and enjoyed discussing it with him. It's heartbreaking but a great look at other cultures and upbringings.
Chinese Cinderella: The Secret Story of an Unwanted Daughter (Puffin Teenage Books) ebook
Author:
Adeline Yen Mah
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Puffin Bks; Abridged edition (December 1, 2007)
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256 pages
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