Red Thread Sisters

Red Thread Sisters

Book - 2012
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After an American family adopts eleven-year-old Wen from a Chinese orphanage, she vows to find a family for her best friend, too.
Publisher: New York : Viking, 2012
Description: 236 p. ; 22 cm
ISBN: 9780670013869
0670013862
Branch Call Number: j Peac

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violet_fox_350
Dec 05, 2016

This is the best book ever!!!❤️😊

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MillieBT
May 01, 2016

Excellent read...suitable for all ages...I did need a few klneex

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Mar 26, 2016

I got this book because it was recommended for me while I was browsing online and it was fairly affordable and seemed like a quick read, but I didn't expect to be as drawn into as I did when I started to read it. The story was very realistic and heartbreaking at times. I couldn't put it down and ended up staying up half of the night to finish it, as I didn't start it until the late evening. Wen's determination to find Shu Ling a home so that they could stay together was inspiring, it was unbelievable that the character was only eleven years old and already had lived through so much heartache. I definitely recommend this book to anyone that will read it, but I warn you of how much it tugs on the heart strings.
- @PageTurner of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

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lingzc
Oct 14, 2014

This can be a sad book at some times but I love it !!! (be prepared to use some tissues) *sob*

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grenfell1946
Aug 06, 2013

this is an excellent book. Do NOT miss it!!

branch_reviews Mar 25, 2013

REVIEW 1: Wen has spent the first eleven years of her life at an orphanage in rural China, and the only person she would call family is her best friend, Shu Ling. When Wen is adopted by an American couple, she struggles to adjust to every part of her new life: having access to all the food and clothes she could want, going to school, being someone's daughter. But the hardest part of all is knowing that Shu Ling remains back at the orphanage, alone. Wen believes that her best friend deserves a family and a future, too. But finding a home for Shu Ling isn't easy, and time is running out. Shu Ling will be turning 14 in a month and when she reaches 14 she is no longer eligible for international adoption and will be resigned to life in China, most likely working in the mine like the older girls Wen and Shu Ling knew who ‘grew out’ of adoption age. Wen reaches out to adoption agencies, online adoption groups and finally to her new family to help in the quest to find Shu Ling a home. This is a beautifully written book. Heartwarming and satisfying. Reviewed by TC. REVIEW 2:When Wen is adopted from the Chinese orphanage where she was abandoned as a baby, she promises that after arriving in America, she'll find a family for her best friend Shu Ling. Adapting to her new family and community is difficult, but it is her desperate struggle to find a family for 13 year old Shu Ling who has a clubfoot, that creates emotional tension and suspense in the story. A beautiful, heartwarming and joyous tale of friendship, family, unconditional love that deals uniquely and realistically with adoption of older children, by an author who is herself the mother of two adopted daughters. Reviewed by GF

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Sep 09, 2014

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branch_reviews thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 9 and 13

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