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Inside Out & Back Again

Lai, Thanhha (Book - 2011 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Inside Out & Back Again


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Through a series of poems, a young girl chronicles the life-changing year of 1975, when she, her mother, and her brothers leave Vietnam and resettle in Alabama.
Authors: Lai, Thanhha
Title: Inside out & back again
Publisher: New York :, Harper,, c2011.
Edition: 1st ed.
Characteristics: 262 p. ;,22 cm.
Summary: Through a series of poems, a young girl chronicles the life-changing year of 1975, when she, her mother, and her brothers leave Vietnam and resettle in Alabama.
Awards & Distinctions: ["
Rebecca Caudill Young Readers' Book Award Nominee, 2013.", "
Newbery Honor Book, 2012.", "
National Book Award, 2011."]
Local Note: NIKBATTLE
Alternate Title: Inside out and back again
ISBN: 9780061962783
0061962783
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Comment by: BookFairy119 Report This Feb 29, 2012

Beautiful story about a Vietnamese family who flees the country and end up in Alabama. I don't normally like stories in verse, but I thoroughly enjoyed this one.

Comment by: Mewsician Report This Oct 29, 2011

This story succeeds in reaching its implied goal--to tell us what it's like to be a child in a war-torn country and to be forced to emmigrate to a strange country. Yes, it's told in free-verse style and format, but it's still down-to-earth. Poignant without self-pity, tempered with a bit of humor, Lai's highly autobiographical book will give most American children a view they will never (thankfully) experience first-hand.


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Report This Oct 18, 2012
  • lakevilla_IDOL rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

This story is very interesting and keeps you going. It's about a girl who dies, goes to hevean, and works her way back to life. After they die they are basically reborn again, but start at the age the died and work their way back to being a baby. After all of this your life starts over again. At times it weird, but overall it's really good and I think boys or girls will like it. I would recommend this nook to people at least in 6th grade and up otherwise you might not understand it as well.

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  • BookFairy119 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Beautiful story about a Vietnamese family who flees the country and end up in Alabama. I don't normally like stories in verse, but I thoroughly enjoyed this one.

Report This Oct 29, 2011
  • Mewsician rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This story succeeds in reaching its implied goal--to tell us what it's like to be a child in a war-torn country and to be forced to emmigrate to a strange country. Yes, it's told in free-verse style and format, but it's still down-to-earth. Poignant without self-pity, tempered with a bit of humor, Lai's highly autobiographical book will give most American children a view they will never (thankfully) experience first-hand.

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Report This Feb 29, 2012
  • BookFairy119 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

BookFairy119 thinks this title is suitable for 9 years and over

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