Saturday, July 7, 2007

Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See

Snow flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See was an excellent book. It is set in 19th century China and revolves around the live of a girl, Lily. The book shows a world so different than our own. I found the foot binding heartbreaking, yet fascinating at the same time. Lily is bound to another girl, Snow Flower, and they become laotong, or old sames. The book takes a close look at their friendship, including misunderstanding and betrayal. I highly recommend it!

First line, "I am what they call inour village "one who has not yet died"-a widow, eighty years old."

Last line, "Please forgive me."


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