Giveaway of Girl in Translation by Jean Kwok

Posted June 22, 2012 by Kara in Giveaway / 9 Comments

It’s time for another 5 Star Giveaway! This is something I am doing all year long. And hopefully next year. And the year after that. Every book I award a 5 star rating to on this blog is getting a giveaway. I don’t give this rating away easily, so it has to be a book that really blew me away and covered all of my writing bases. So far this year, I have given away Five Flavors of Dumb, Behind the Beautiful Forevers, Shadows on the Moon, Inhale, Shadow and Bone, and now I am giving away Girl in Traslation by Jean Kwok! I bought this back when I made a trip to Books-A-Million. Yes, it’s been out for awhile but I don’t care. It’s a great book and I fell in love with the protagonist and her story. Check the blurb below to see if it’s a book you might be interested in. 


Blurb: When Kimberly Chang and her mother emigrate from Hong Kong to Brooklyn squalor, she quickly begins a secret double life: exceptional schoolgirl during the day, Chinatown sweatshop worker in the evenings. Disguising the more difficult truths of her life like the staggering degree of her poverty, the weight of her family’s future resting on her shoulders, or her secret love for a factory boy who shares none of her talent or ambition. Kimberly learns to constantly translate not just her language but herself back and forth between the worlds she straddles. 

Through Kimberly’s story, author Jean Kwok, who also emigrated from Hong Kong as a young girl, brings to the page the lives of countless immigrants who are caught between the pressure to succeed in America, their duty to their family, and their own personal desires, exposing a world that we rarely hear about. Written in an indelible voice that dramatizes the tensions of an immigrant girl growing up between two cultures, surrounded by a language and world only half understood, Girl in Translation is an unforgettable and classic novel of an American immigrant-a moving tale of hardship and triumph, heartbreak and love, and all that gets lost in translation.


If you are interested, you can read my 5 Star review of Girl in Translation here.
This giveaway is International. If you are in the US or Canada, I will be shipping from Amazon. If you are international, I will be shipping from The Book Depository. This giveaway is for a paperback copy of Girl in Translation by Jean Kwok. You can read the synopsis and other reviews on Goodreads here. Enter using the Rafflecopter form below. Contest will end on 6/29/12 at midnight.

One email address per household. Winner has 72 hours to respond or another winner will be chosen. I will be checking and disqualifying any entries that are trying to cheat and game the system.


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