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This review has been brought to you by our friend KIMBERLY, a 4th-grader from Calveerton!
The Year of the Dog
by Grace Lin
Genre: Chapter Book
Rating: GOOD: Put this book on your summer reading list!
The book that I read was The Year of the Dog by Grace Lin. I wanted to read this book because it was about a Chinese-American girl and I was born in China. The book was about Grace, a Chinese (Taiwanese)-American girl living through the Chinese Year of the Dog.
I liked that the book taught me about Chinese traditions and what the Year of the Dog means to Chinese people. There is nothing in the book that I did not like. My favorite part of the book was when Grace (Pacy) won fourth prize in the book writing contest. She meets a new friend Melody and spends good times with her extended family in the Year of the Dog.
I would recommend this book to friends because it is a funny book, for example, her father just throws Christmas lights on a bush as decoration at Christmas in his slippers. I believe some people may not be as interested in a book about a Chinese-American girl since they may not relate to it. I do since I am Chinese-American.
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