Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Red Scarf Girl by Ji-Li Jiang

This review is about Red Scarf Girl by Ji-Li Jiang This book is set in 1966 in Communist China. Twelve year old Ji-Li seems to have everything. A great family, a nice home, and a bright future. But when China's leader, Mao Zedong, launches the Cultural Revolution, everything changes.

She and her family are constantly humiliated and exploited because of their "class status." They live in constant fear of arrest, and one day, her father does get arrested.

This book is a really great book!!!! It teaches of what happened during the Cultural Revolution in a really interesting story. It also shows how...STUPID it was! :) Ji-Li's father being arrested because his father was a landlord? It was wrong!

So I really recommend this book! I love it, and I hope you will!!!