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Bound

Napoli, Donna Jo (Book - 2004 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Bound


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In a novel based on Chinese Cinderella tales, fourteen-year-old stepchild Xing-Xing endures a life of neglect and servitude, as her stepmother cruelly mutilates her own child's feet so that she alone might marry well.
Authors: Napoli, Donna Jo, 1948-
Title: Bound
Publisher: New York :, Atheneum Books for Young Readers,, c2004
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: 186 p. ;,20 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Donna Jo Napoli
Summary: In a novel based on Chinese Cinderella tales, fourteen-year-old stepchild Xing-Xing endures a life of neglect and servitude, as her stepmother cruelly mutilates her own child's feet so that she alone might marry well.
Alternate Title: Cinderella. English
ISBN: 0689861753
Branch Call Number: y NAPOLI
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A patron review from the Adult Summer Reading Game: I enjoyed reading Bound because I found it quite interesting to learn how tradition affected the family in the story.The unfairness of the tale saddened me though.I felt for the girl and the family.The ending seemed bittersweet,because the world they lived in was still unfair..

Report This Jun 30, 2013
  • amcewen10 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

I love how the author made the book visual for the reader. The words were very clear and had a good flow to them. I enjoyed each of the character's especially "Xing Xing". I would share this book.

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  • WolvesRule1 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Awesome Book!

Report This Oct 28, 2010
  • LTHL rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

A very fairy tail life story. Kind of unrealistic but deseribe Chinese girls did when they had their foot bounded.

Report This Feb 18, 2010
  • kala1983 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Really enjoyable am getting through a lot quicker then I orignally expected to. a little graphic and some what depressing at times but altogether a very fun read.

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Report This Jun 28, 2013
  • blue_fish_456 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

blue_fish_456 thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

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