Girl in Translation

by Jean Kwok | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 1594485151 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingvalpetewing of Walnut Creek, California USA on 3/7/2012
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10 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by wingvalpetewing from Walnut Creek, California USA on Wednesday, March 07, 2012
A fascinating story of a young Chinese girl who emigrates to New York City from Hong Kong for a better life. Following the extreme hardships and challenges that she faces and overcomes is very inspirational.

Journal Entry 2 by wingvalpetewing at Walnut Creek, California USA on Wednesday, March 07, 2012

Released 7 yrs ago (3/7/2012 UTC) at Walnut Creek, California USA

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This book is starting on an adventure as a BookRay, traveling to five different countries.

Journal Entry 3 by biisbsw at Endicott, New York USA on Sunday, March 25, 2012
Received this book earlier this week. I'm looking forward to reading it. It may take me a few weeks to get to it as I have several other books ahead of it in line needing to be read. But I will read it as soon as I possibly can and get it on its way again. Thanks for including me.

Journal Entry 4 by biisbsw at Endicott, New York USA on Sunday, May 06, 2012
I just finished reading this book and really enjoyed it. I read it through in less than 2 days it was so hard to put down. I've PM'd imuzak12 for an address so I should get this moving soon. Thanks!

Journal Entry 5 by biisbsw at Endicott, New York USA on Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Released 7 yrs ago (5/10/2012 UTC) at Endicott, New York USA

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I mailed this book out to the next reader in the ray several days ago but apparently forgot to journal its release. Thanks for the reminder imuzak12!

Journal Entry 6 by imuzak12 at Corpus Christi, Texas USA on Thursday, May 17, 2012
Thank you valpete for including me for this bookray, and thanks to biisbsw for mailing this book to me@Corpus Christi, Texas :) I'm looking forward to reading this one.

Journal Entry 7 by imuzak12 at Corpus Christi, Texas USA on Sunday, June 03, 2012
I really enjoyed this book. I too am from an Asian country (Japan) living in the US. Although I moved here in my adulthood and attended college, the experience and emotions I went through were very similar to the ones of Kimberly. I think many foreign exchange students, especially the ones from Asian countries, in the US may enjoy this book as well. It was interesting to read how Kimberly acquired American ways of thinking gradually while keeping and respecting Chinese tradition and background.

I read several reviews by readers who were disappointed of its ending. In a way, I can see why many didn't like the end. Until the certain "issue" happened, I thought the author could had ended the book without epilogue. Because of the "new issue" introduced, she had to write the epilogue. Should she not adding the "issue" so that she didn't need to write epilogue and left everything to readers' imagination? Maybe so. Yet, this "issue" may be much more common than we would wish, and presenting the possible future with clear descriptions in epilogue may encourage readers to think what was the best/better choice for each person.

I already received mailing address of Debbie4osu and am going to mail this book next week.

Journal Entry 8 by imuzak12 at Corpus Christi, Texas USA on Monday, June 04, 2012

Released 7 yrs ago (6/4/2012 UTC) at Corpus Christi, Texas USA

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For the benefit of this valpete's bookray participants, I took the liberty to add the link to her forum thread here so that they can look up who is the next reader in the mailing order :)
http://www.bookcrossing.com/forum/20/473124

Mailing to the next reader, Debbie4osu in Texas, USA, by media mail.

Journal Entry 9 by debbie4osu at Carrollton, Texas USA on Friday, June 08, 2012
Just caught this one from imuzak12 in Corpus Christi, TX. I will be reading it and passing it over the pond to okyrhoe. Thanks for letting me be a part of this bookray. I also really like the postcards inside, and will be putting in one from Texas.

Journal Entry 10 by debbie4osu at Carrollton, Texas USA on Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Released 7 yrs ago (6/12/2012 UTC) at Carrollton, Texas USA

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Finished the book in two days! I loved reading about the main character's experiences, and the relationship between mother and daughter. The journey continues for this novel by leaving the US, and headed to Greece, to okyrhoe.

Journal Entry 11 by okyrhoe at Athens - Αθήνα, Attica Greece on Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Arrived in Athens.
Thanks valpete for including me in the ring, and debbie4osu for posting the book (plus postcards, bookmark, & labels!) to me.

Update:
This was an easygoing and light read, despite its serious subject matter. Even though Kimberly's situation is unique and fascinating, the narrative follows a predictable development, and did not distinguish itself in any particular way.


Journal Entry 12 by okyrhoe at bookray, By Post -- Controlled Releases on Thursday, July 26, 2012

Released 7 yrs ago (7/26/2012 UTC) at bookray, By Post -- Controlled Releases

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On its way by post to Booksieboo. Enjoy!

For your convenience, here is the bookray's list of participants, as found in the original forum post.

1. Biisbsw
2. imuzak12
3. Debbie4osu
4. Okyrhoe
5. Booksieboo

6. Jo_an_a
7. lcila
8. Lintulai
9. Boekentrol
10. Lydoula

Journal Entry 13 by booksieboo at Bochum, Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany on Monday, July 30, 2012
The book arrived safe and well today in Bochum, Germany. Thanks for the postcard, okyrhoe, and the interesting Greek stamps. :-)

Journal Entry 14 by booksieboo at Bochum, Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany on Friday, September 07, 2012
Sorry to have kept this one for so long; I plead an unexpectedly high workload and a series of 'minor crises'. I've just requested the next reader's address and plan to forward the book on Monday at the latest (10 September).

Update on 9 September:
I've just finished reading this book, and although I found it a little 'less than exciting' at the beginning, it certainly wasn't boring, and I'm glad I didn't give up and pass it on without reading it all.
In some ways it reminded me of my move to Germany from Ireland many years ago, not just becuse of the initial language problems, but also the 'culture shock', which of course wasn't as big a shock for me as it would be for someone moving so young from Hong Kong to the USA.

Jo_an_a has asked me to skip over her for now, since she has recently received several bookrings and rays all at the same time, so I'll be posting this one to Icila in France tomorrow.

Released 6 yrs ago (9/10/2012 UTC) at -- Per Post geschickt / Persönlich weitergegeben --, Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany

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Posted to Icila in France. Hope you enjoy the book!!

Journal Entry 16 by wingIcilawing at Nantes, Pays de la Loire France on Sunday, September 16, 2012
The book is safe in my home. Thanks.

Journal Entry 17 by wingIcilawing at Nantes, Pays de la Loire France on Saturday, September 22, 2012
It's not the first one I read concerning chinese people having to adapt in the western culture. What a challenge !

Thanks for sharing.

Pming the next.

Journal Entry 18 by wingIcilawing at La Chapelle-sur-Erdre, Pays de la Loire France on Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Released 6 yrs ago (9/26/2012 UTC) at La Chapelle-sur-Erdre, Pays de la Loire France

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On its way to Finland.

Journal Entry 19 by Lintulai at Lahti, Päijät-Häme / Päijänne-Tavastland Finland on Monday, October 01, 2012
The book arrived! Thanks, Icila!

Journal Entry 20 by Lintulai at Lahti, Päijät-Häme / Päijänne-Tavastland Finland on Monday, November 26, 2012
This book was better than I expected! It was refreshing to read something that fitted between the covers of just one book, even though I would have gladly read any following parts if there were any.

I've pm'd Boekentrol for the address.

Journal Entry 21 by Lintulai at Lahti, Päijät-Häme / Päijänne-Tavastland Finland on Friday, December 14, 2012

Released 6 yrs ago (12/13/2012 UTC) at Lahti, Päijät-Häme / Päijänne-Tavastland Finland

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Book sent forward to Lydoula. Happy reading & Merry Christmas!

Journal Entry 22 by lydoula at Leuven, Vlaams-Brabant / Brabant Flamant Belgium on Thursday, December 20, 2012
It arrived today! Thank you valpete for sharing it and lintulai for sending it :)

Journal Entry 23 by areir at Kallithea, Attica Greece on Monday, January 07, 2013
This well travelled book is now in my hands! I'll read it and then help it travel even further! :)

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