A step from heaven
When she is five, Young Ju Park and her family move from Korea to California. During the flight, they climb so far into the sky she concludes they are on their way to heaven -- that Heaven is in America!
Life in America, however, is far more difficult than the Parks dreamed. Jobs are scarce and money is even scarcer. Young Ju's father soon becomes so depressed and angry that he loses the ability to control his own behavior, his drinking increases, and he hurts his family both emotionally and physically. Dominated by the mores and traditions of their native land, her family is ill-equipped to function in the world they've chosen and they each respond in a way true to their character.
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Review: A Step from HeavenUser Review - Laura Ashlee - Goodreads
This is one of those books I've glanced at in the library or on the bookshelf, but never made up m mind to read. Before I sat down to read it, one of my classmates said she hated it. I think that ... Read full review
Review: A Step from HeavenUser Review - junia - Goodreads
WOW. Was NOT expecting to like this book so much. AS far as YA literature goes, I know this might be a tough sell for reluctant readers. However, it's short and if it's *required* reading, I think ... Read full review