Adeline Yen Mah ï 7 CharactersI couldn t The Return of the Twelves put down this book but it was utterly utterly depressing I mentioned that to a friend who glanced at it and said Uh did you see the subtitle What did you think it was going to be Touch The few moments of respite from wanting to cry were when Mahut in Chinese history for context which worked well was helpful and as I said let me breathe for a moment before I inevitably wanted to go back in time and adopt this oor creatureAnd that was the thing that got me at least twice in this book an adult outside *of the family shows they are clearly aware * the family shows they are clearly aware what s going on The most shining example is when Niang s sister icks up Adeline from school and tells her Don t worry I ll treat you all the same So how in the hell could they just hand her back over to her family The husband worked for the UN it s not as if they had to worry about insane repercussions considering they could just Locuras lejos de casa! (Serie Lady Pecas 1) point to the obvious abuses she had suffered and ruin the family s reputation I digressI definitely became super frustrated with Mah by the end because I could not for the life of me understand how living on a separate continent for years and years she still cared so much what thesesychopaths thought of her I related and wanted to know about Susan who also rejected the will money And I agree with other reviewers who thought the focus on that seemed odd and came off as selfish I don t think it s selfish because hello you were abused for years and your arents are loaded certainly you re entitled to hope that at least when they kick it you ll get something out of it but at the same time I can t really relate to someone who would even want a cent of that kind of erson s money especially when they already made a great living completely on their own meritAs a side note While this certainly wasn t the most amazing book I ve ever read I m a little concerned at some of the reviews that depict the author as whiny and spoiled for wanting tram fare to go the mile and a half to school when she was six and living in the middle of a metropolis In addition it s a bit of a reach to say she was whiny in general If you think any type #Of Behavior Aside From Psychopathy Under The #behavior aside from Grammar by Diagram psychopathy under the of 13 the age at which she s sent away to boarding school especially when said child is earning straight A s and winning writing contests earns a child the abuse she endured you re absolutely nuts I actually wonder ifeople are thinking she s older in Murder Maker parts of the book than she actually wasAnd again whiny because when her friends gave her a surprisearty for winning class نشانیها president she got a bloody nose and all of her friends were sent home She was TENI don t think anyone can argue that this family is ridiculously dysfunctional with Niang being the sort ofsychopathic mastermind behind all of it The siblings behavior isn t mean in the typical sense but they were trained to be manipulative demeaning and disgusting Basically a Lord of the Flies situation Again sort of. Born in 1937 in a Ask Yourself This port city a thousand miles north of Shanghai Adeline Yen Mah was the youngest child of an affluent Chinese family who enjoyed rarerivileges during a time of olitical and cultural upheaval But wealth and osition could not shield Adeline from a childhood of appalling emotional abuse at the hands of a cruel and ,
Scary eople think that this is normal My brother and I weren t friends growing up but he never was cruel or Riverview, Gone But Not Forgotten pissed in my orange juice THEY PISSED IN HER ORANGE JUICE Ugh Falling leaves is the second book I read from Adeline Yan Mah which is a connecting story to The Chinese Cinderella Since I read The Chinese Cinderella first so the Falling Leaves doesnt seem as interesting I gotretty bored at the beginning so I strongly recommend readers to read this book before the other The first half of the book discuesses how Adeline was teased by her siblings because after few days of her birth her mother Boneshaker (BA 43-500, pass away Which her rich father got another wife that is half french Their stepmother doesn t like them and treat them way too unfairly compare to her own children Adeline s brothers and sister blame her for having such stepmother Continuing from the Chinese Cinderella Adeline s father decide that her daughter does have theotential to go to college and so he sent her to America Where Adeline met her lovely husband and later helped her father through care and A Star Is Born paying money to cure her father in US This is one of the book that show the theme of hard workers will get what they deserve at the end I believe her story will influenceeople to understand and CSA Scenarios for the MRCGP, third edition provide unconditional care with love to their family I really didn t like this book About 13 of the way through I thought to myself Why do I care about thiserson I even asked out loud a couple of nights later why I was reading the book To which my husband replied Then don t read it But not one to stop a book half way through I continued on #I Hoped That Eventually I #hoped that eventually I come to understand why I should care about the author At the end though I still didn t Sure she had a crap childhood For that I give her ity Her step mother didn t like her But her stepmother didn t like any of the kids Plus it wasn t like she was getting thrown in a closet Sure she was sent away to *Boarding Schoolbut At Least * schoolbut at least got an education In the end she was able to make a success out of her life What really got me is that she couldn t believe her stepmother had left her out of the will Come on who didn t see that coming Her stepmother was evil I don t know why the author kept expecting that to change I wanted to scream Grow up and get over it Your childhood sucked your step mother was evil your brothers and sisters were back stabbers I felt that this book was full of self ity which she s never overcome Waaaaaah Waaaaaaaah Waaaaaah This is a bio with a articularly brutal twist It s not a retty book It s a narrative of a viciously dysfunctional family For those who don t know Chinese culture it s also a Rant pretty authentic look at the old hierarchy of family relationships The nauseatinginsane character of Niang a truly Machiavellian monster of a stepmotherervades the story deforming family life Adeline s innocent and understandably bewildered blundering through her early life is bad enough. Anipulative Eurasian stepmother Determined to survive through her enduring faith in family unity Adeline struggled for independence as she moved from Hong Kong to England and eventually to the United States to become a Super Minds Level 2 Students Book with DVD-ROM physician and writerA compellingainful and ultimately triumphant story of a girl's journey into adulthood Adelin. But the story gets even twisted as it #goes along The relentless battering of nasty events in the story isn t leasant reading The almost Gulag #along The relentless battering of nasty events in the story isn t leasant reading The almost Gulag like nature of the cruelty in the family is impossible to like *It reminded me a bit of David Copperfield at some oints * reminded me a bit of David Copperfield at some The Color of a Leader points Leaves leaves for dead so many fictional versions of family life This is a story ofremeditated c The book was Into the Planet published in the height of the Chinese mania in America It was the time when the likes of Joy Luck Club and Wild Swan were bestsellers I thought it was another me too and never got to read it until now This is the summary of what I thinkThe good her style ofeppering the story with chinese Dusk (Rosales Saga, proverbs charactersronunciation translation interesting George Washingtons Secret Six peek of Shanghai in its glory straight from theerson who lived that kind of life and engaging story tellingThe bad a tad too whiny and self itying She resents the typical David vs Goliath battle a tad too shallow and tedious Miseries are repeated over and over again with little lesson learned a tad too simplistic and biased She and everyone else on her side are angelic The rest are evilTo me there was only ONE entertaining moment in this book Her eldest brother and apparent heir Gregory wrote a 6 The Caretaker pages letter to their father asking hisermission to become a bridge Clara After Dark - 01 player Heromptly send a telegram containing this very simple advice why don t you become a Quanta Reset (The Shadow Ravens, pimp insteadI don t agree with theractice of mapping out a child s life and to certain cultures this may even Over the River Through the Wood provoke anger but knowing the Chinese background this is hilarious It is so typical of Chinesearents to disapprove such flamboyant career and the way the father ut a stop to it is also so typical of the Chinese I just have to laughDespite her repeated denial not only here but also in her other book A Thousand Pieces of Gold I can t help but feeling that this articular book is her little revenge I also doubt that she sincerely not sore for not getting the huge inheritance I mean she mentions it so many times in her book on the excuse that inheritance is her only way of knowing for sure that her Kenyattas Jiggers parents approve of her but we don t see her youngest sister Susan who was disowned for bravely walking out the door in rebellion against her birth mother s abuse whining about exclusion from the inheritance No wonder her brother James doesn t speak to her any By writing this book she again defies her father who said Family ugliness should never be aired inublicInstead of thinking how brave she was I get a feeling that she was a spoiled little girl She described how she refused to eat fatty meat at all cost when fatty meat was considered as a source of nourishment for children at that time and to learn the value of money by asking for the tram fareConclusion fun read but her other books A Thousand Pieces of God is a better and original memoir and book However if you can t stand another whine from another Cinderella skip E's story is a testament to the most basic of human needs acceptance love and understanding With a Coupage (Blood Nation powerful voice that speaks of the harsh realities of growing up female in a family and society that kept girls in emotional chains Falling Leaves is a work of heartfelt intimacy and a rare authenticortrait of twentieth century China.