This review discusses some important details to the plot.
Really, such a sweet story. I
loved the setting: 1942, Seattle, Chinese boy in love with a Japanese
girl. I've read very little about the Japanese internment...maybe we're a
little ashamed? We actually IMPRISONED other Americans? I understand it
was a time of fear, but still...
Anyway, the format of the book
goes back and forth between 1942 and 1986. My only disappointment was in
the ending (of course). It just wasn't as fulfilling as I wanted it to
be. I wanted Henry to get more into the search for Keiko...I wanted more
pulling of the old heartstrings. Plus, I was really disappointed that
he didn't give Keiko all of her photographs back. After all the lengths
he went to to keep them safe, I think he should have taken them to New
This was, surprisingly, a very clean novel...no swearing,
no uncomfortable scenes, etc. I feel like I could, and would, recommend
this book without reservation.
I wrote this review before creating this blog.