Book Reviews of When My Name Was Keoko

When My Name Was Keoko
When My Name Was Keoko
Author: Linda Sue Park
ISBN-13: 9780440419440
ISBN-10: 0440419441
Publication Date: 1/2004
Pages: 208
Reading Level: Young Adult
Rating:
  • Currently 4.4/5 Stars.
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4.4 stars, based on 20 ratings
Publisher: Yearling
Book Type: Paperback
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My daughter read and liked this book.
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A kids' book. It's definitely aimed at a young age group, but she's a Newbery Medal-winning author, and the topic was one that I found interesting, so I thought it'd be worth reading.
It's a fictionalized-but-mostly-true story of what it was like for a young girl to live in Japanese-occupied Korea during WWII. I was interested, as I live in a neighborhood where many Koreans 'pretend' to be Japanese, so some background on the political situation that led to this odd situation was illuminating - even from a kids' perspective!
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Excellent young adult historical fiction about a young girl who lives in Korea during the time of Japanese occupation.