Red Thread Sisters

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Viking, 2012 - Juvenile Fiction - 236 pages
4 Reviews
When a girl is adopted from a Chinese orphanage, everything she knew about family, best friends, and sisterhood must change.

Wen has spent the first eleven years of her life at an orphanage in rural China, and the only person she would call family is her best friend, Shu Ling. When Wen is adopted by an American couple, she struggles to adjust to every part of her new life: having access to all the food and clothes she could want, going to school, being someone's daughter. But the hardest part of all is knowing that Shu Ling remains back at the orphanage, alone. Wen knows that her best friend deserves a family and a future, too. But finding a home for Shu Ling isn't easy, and time is running out . . .

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User Review  - SRaval - LibraryThing

it was a nice way to show how much friends can be like sisters and it made me feel the same feelings the main character Wen did as well as her friends and family. I could relate to the book in some ways and it was a great story. Read full review

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User Review  - matamgirl - LibraryThing

I really liked this book. I guess I had never really thought about how truly terrifying it must be to be an adopted older child and have to start over in a country where nothing is familiar. Wen was a great character and I wanted to hug her and tell her everything was going to be okay. Read full review

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About the author (2012)

Carol Antoinette Peacock is the author of a number of picture books, including Mommy Far, Mommy Near and Pilgrim Cat. An adoptive mother of two daughters from China, she drew upon her own experiences to write Red Thread Sisters. Carol lives outside Boston, Massachusetts, where, besides being a writer, she's also a practicing psychologist.