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Book of the Month May 2020 (or whenever!) - 《草鞋湾》 by 曹文轩


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  • 2 weeks later...

It took me all of the fall and most of the summer, but I finally finished it! It's definitely at my challenge level, but it's a great book. Thanks to Lu for the great summaries and word lists. It was great to be able to double check that I understood what happened.

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  • 4 months later...

A bit late to the party but I just finished this book. This was the third chinese novel I have read, following 活着 and 许三观卖血记. 


I enjoyed this book quite a lot. It is fairly fast paced, and something interesting happens in every chapter which definitely helped to keep me turning the pages. Although it is a children's book, I felt that it was fairly mature, and plenty enjoyable to read as an adult. The father/son relationship is definitely the highlight of the book. Their relationship is beautiful yet believable. There are plenty of twists that I never expected, which was always a pleasant surprise. The ending was satisfying enough, though I would have preferred if it continued for 1 additional chapter after the current ending.


Overall I think this book is a terrific choice for one of someone's first few Chinese novels, as it was mine. 

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