Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday: Inside Out & Back Again

Breaking the Spine hosts WoW :)

Inside Out & Back Again by Thanhha Lai

Release Date: February 22, 2011

"No one would believe me but at times I would choose wartime in Saigon over peacetime in Alabama. "

For all the ten years of her life, HÀ has only known Saigon: the thrills of its markets, the joy of its traditions, the warmth of her friends close by . . . and the beauty of her very own papaya tree.

But now the Vietnam War has reached her home. HÀ and her family are forced to flee as Saigon falls, and they board a ship headed toward hope. In America, HÀ discovers the foreign world of Alabama: the coldness of its strangers, the dullness of its food, the strange shape of its landscape . . . and the strength of her very own family.

This is the moving story of one girl's year of change, dreams, grief, and healing as she journeys from one country to another, one life to the next.

Summary from

-I've never read a story about the Vietnam war from the perspective of the Vietnamese during the war. I have read a few stories about culture shock but I think it will be a sadder (and potentially even more heart-warming read) told from the perspective of a young girl.

So what book are you super psyched for this week?


  1. Wow! This book sounds really interesting! I'll have to keep my eyes open!

  2. Whoa, love that cover! Sounds like a great story, too.


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