Friday, April 25, 2014

Pioneer Girl - Bich Minh Nguyen

Lee Lien finds herself a jobless graduate, forced to return home to live and work with her mother and grandfather in the family cafe.  Intrigued by the history of a small gold pin, left at the family cafe in Vietnam, Lee goes off on her own adventures, discovering herself along the way.

With a connection to the authors of Little House on the Prairie (who doesn't love that book/tv show?), we learn more about Lee, her past relationships and her family backstory, making her an interesting character.  I found myself sympathising with a girl, forced to return to the family home, while her old brother is left to pursue his own life without the apron strings.  Still I was left wanting more, maybe wanting a more happy conclusion.  3/5

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