My Name is Number 4 by Ting-Xing Ye - Book Review by Mariah


My Name is Number 4 by Ting-Xing Ye - Book Review by Mariah

I think that " My Name is Number 4" is an amazing breath taking book. It's a true story about what happen to people such as My Name is Number 4 during the Cultural Revolution in China. Some parts will make you just want to cry but others will make you smile. I highly recommend people older then 10 should read it because in some parts it's a tiny bit inappropriate but its still really awesome! its 280 pages so you'r guaranteed a great read!

Rating: - Great!

Back Cover Info

A powerful and passionate memoir for young readers, Ting-xing Ye tells, through the eyes of a child, the moving story of growing up in China during the Cultural Revolution.

When Ting-xing Ye was born her aunt declared, “Ah Si shi ge lao lu ming” – Number Four will have a difficult life – for the signs were unlucky. Events soon bore out this cruel prediction.

Here is the true story of fourteen-year-old Ting-xing’s tumultuous life turned upside down by China’s Cultural Revolution. After the death of both her parents, Ting-xing and her four siblings endure the brutality of Red Guard attacks on their schools and even their house as they struggle against poverty and hunger. At sixteen, Ting-xing herself is exiled to a prison farm far from home.

Full of personal and historical detail about this dramatic period in Chinese history, My Name is Number 4 has at its centre the feisty and courageous Ting-xing, fighting to survive as a young woman caught up in events beyond her control.

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