Friday, June 19, 2009

Shanghai Girls by Lisa See

Shanghai Girls was a pleasure to read. I picked it up and other than stopping to sleep, I didn't put it down.

I hadn't read the blurb on the back of the book, and had avoided reading the details of other reviews, and so I had no idea what was going to happen to Pearl and May. That excitement of not knowing what comes next in the book, and the surprising shock of their life-changing secret was enough to make me never want to read a back cover blurb again.

This was a very entertaining historical fiction novel. My only complaint was that I didn't want it to end. When I came to the last page I thought for sure there would be more to the story. I would love to read a sequel just to find out what happens to the characters, and to me that means that the author did a good job.

I recommend this book to anyone who is a fan of historical fiction, especially those interested in fiction about Chinese women.

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Linda Mai Ellen said...

Nice review. I usually end up reading the back cover/inner flap or the synopsis. How are you able to resist? I'm always tempted to read those and such. Even when I'm reading midway and realize I forgot to read it, I'll flip the book over, read it, then turn back to where I left off in the book. =/

I've heard of Shanghai Girls before. I think I would read it, with or without reading the back cover. =)