Emotionally expressive writing style. The reader becomes involved in the lives of two American girls living in Hong Kong, as their father is a photographer in Viet Nam. He describes his life to his family and the girls play-out how life is in his world. The older girl craves attention, especially her father, who is away much of the time. She guides the younger girl into some troublesome situations. The ending is dramatic and filled with retrospect, but not surprising. Great descriptions and lovely phrases. Highly recommended. Short read but so rich.
Two sisters who are living in Hong Kong in 1967, during the Viet Nam war. Frankie and Kate living in this different county. They are called the ghost girls because they are white. Their father is a photographer, going off days or weeks at a time to take pictures of the Viet Nam war. This story is narrated by Kate the life she and her sister live, largely unsupervised. One day, at the market, they decide to run away with tragic results.
It was a fast and quick read. I loved the narration of Kate. But it was too short. It left you wondering what else happened. Their mother seemed cold and distant. Frankie was rebelling and didn't seem to have any supervision from her mother.
Interesting debut novel. I have always been a fan of 1st books by authors, they seem to be from the heart and pretty interesting.
Great book!! The story kept you wanting to read and it is worth the wait.
Written in the style of a journal as seen from the younger sister's point of view this book invites the reader into the tumultuous world of two American girls forced to grow up in Hong Kong during the height of the violence and mayhem of the Vietnam war. Very moving and richly detailed.
Two young American sisters, living in Hong Kong during the VietNam War, coping with their very different natures, their sometimes stormy adolescence, and the uncertainties of political upheaval.
Didn't enjoy it as much as I expected to.