The Girl From Junchow
Rating (0 - 10 scale)
Please buy your books through our site. Flamingnet is an Associate member of Amazon.com. This means that we receive a credit at Amazon.com for every book purchased through Flamingnet. We use these credits for our expenses and to buy books for libraries that do not have money to purchase books for their collections.
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 violence.
Reviewer City, State and
Country: Carlisle, Pennsylvania United States of America
BOOK REVIEW SERVICES For Authors, Publishers, and Others
- The 2008 YALSA/Sagebrush Corporation Award Recipient
- SoMIRAC Media Award
We are very proud and honored that our sister site, LitPick.com, has been recognized by the American Association of School Librarians as a Best Website for Teaching and Learning.