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."