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Girls on the line

by Liu, Jennie, 1971-

Format: Kindle Book 2018 2018
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Summary
Told in two voices, Luli and Yun, raised in an orphanage to age sixteen, work together in a factory until Yun, pregnant, disappears and Luli must confront the dangers of the outside world to find her. Includes facts about China's One-Child Policy and its effects.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Sixteen-year-old Luli has just aged out of the Chinese orphanage where she's been living for eight years since her grandfather died. Her fellow orphan and friend Yun, who left the orphanage a year earlier, gets Luli a job at the electronics factory where she works. In alternating chapters, the girls relate the dramatic story of Yun's unplanned pregnancy, her human trafficker boyfriend's plans to sell their baby, and Luli's loyalty to Yun despite Yun's growing coldness. Liu's debut novel, based on her immigrant parents' past and her own trips to China, is set in 2009 and offers an insider's view of the very real plight of young women affected by China's one-child policy. The unusual setting and focus provide a much-needed look at the people who produce the goods we rely on worldwide and the hardships they face. Liu provides an authentic voice and portrayal of young Chinese women in difficult situations. Readers will learn much from this absorbing and realistic tale.--Debbie Carton Copyright 2018 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Missing persons Fiction
Factories Fiction
Pregnancy Fiction
Orphans Fiction
Historical Fiction
Young Adult Literature
Young Adult Fiction
China Fiction.
Electronic books.
New titles added.
Publisher [Place of publication not identified] :Lerner Publishing Group2018
2018
Contributors OverDrive, Inc.
Audience HL720L
Language English
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
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Description 1 online resource
ISBN 9781541523760
9781541530720
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