Review: When My Name Was Keoko by Linda Sue Park

I recently read When My Name Was Keoko by Linda Sue Park. I liked it because it was really interesting, as in, some historical fiction topics are overused. Let’s face it, how many Holocaust books have you read/seen/heard of? How many Korean- set World War II books have you read?

This book is about just that. It was fascinating and heartbreaking to see how Sun-hee and her brother Tae-yul, and their mother, uncle, and father had everything taken away by the Japanese during that time period. Their names, culture, language, food amounts. . . it was sad and interesting! It shows the lives of Sun-heeand Tae-yul. It is told from alternating viewpoints (<3) and there are some major and shocking plot twists that I lo-o-oved! (<3)

So I would recommend this book because it was good!

-Julia of Beegirls Books

 

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