Flamingnet Student Book Reviewer KMeng
Lydia and Alexei lost their father several years ago. Now,
the two are reuniting in an effort to rescue their father
from an unknown camp in Russia. Their relationship is
strong; neither sibling wants the other to be alone or be
at risk of getting hurt. Lydia finds that the location of
their father is in Moscow. Alexei does not know whether or
not to believe that is true. Together, and with help from
trusted companions, they search for their father.
Meanwhile, Lydia's love, Chang An Lo, knows more about
their father than either of the two. Chang An Lo rushes to
aid Lydia and keep them safe.
I really enjoyed the
historical context that is found in The Girl From Junchow.
I did not know that it was a sequel to another book, The
Russian Concubine, and that made it a somewhat confusing
book for me to read. The descriptions of the characters
and plot were well-written enough for me to understand
their relationships from the previous novel. I liked how
the chapters would switch from one character's perspective
to the next. This gave me insight on what each character
was specifically feeling and thinking. I recommend this
series to anyone interested in Stalin-controlled Russian
times or historical fiction.
The book has swearing and
Reviewer City, State and
Country: Carlisle, Pennsylvania United States of America