In three words I deem this book: brilliant, horrifying, and beautiful.
This book takes place in Nineteenth Century China, about a deep friendship (Laotong) between two girls. It covers everything from foot-binding to match-making. What a breathtaking book. A book that makes you gasp out loud, smile, and cry. I find the Chinese culture very fascinating - I learned so much about nineteenth century China (holy cow, they did some crazy stuff! And had some whacked-out beliefs! :) Women were basically treated like trash! And that foot-binding business is crazy crazy!
Totally recommend this book, it's a little piece of history in a tragic (yes, not the happiest-feel-good-book) fictional story. (Oh, and apparently it's a movie, due to come out soon.)
4.5 out of 5 stars