Chinese Cinderella The Secret Story of an Unwanted Daughter
by Adeline Yen Mah
"Chinese Cinderella is an autobiography written by Adeline Yen Mah. When Adeline was born, her mother died shortly after so she is considered bad luck by all of her siblings. The only way for Adeline to get her father's attention is to receive good grades- which is easy for her to accomplish. Even worse, her father remarries to an evil Step-Mother Niang. Niang ends up sending Adeline to boarding schools across the country and Adeline has the most miserable life. At the many school she stays at, she has no friends and never any visits from her family. Adeline continues to live this awful life until she wins this huge international writing contest. Her father recognizes the success of his daughter and brings her home. Finally, Adeline's dream to go to a university come true. Her father lets Adeline go to study in England with her brothers. All of her hard years of work paid off. "
An Order of Amelie, Hold the Fries by Nina Schindler
"This book was mostly about love between a guy named Tim and a girl named Amelie. It all started when Tim found a little piece of paper with an address and name on it. He thought it was the information of a girl that he was in love with, so he e-mailed her. It turned out to be the friend of the girl he is in love with named Amelia. But this doesn't get Tim down, he tries as hard as he can to get to know Amelie and he soon goes on dates with her. Even though they became friends in the end, this story teaches that if you try hard and be yourself you can accomplish a lot! I really liked how Nina Schindler wrote this book all in letters, notes and e-mails. This made it more interesting to read!"
-reviews from Ally