Category: Children's fiction. When CC receives a package from Big Aunt, who has been temporarily living on Nan Tian Island, which incriminates both of them in the rescue of the Americans, her stepmother implies she is going to permanently end CC relationship with her aunt.
And it might be interesting to read this fantasy novel in tandem with its biographical counterpart, Chinese Cinderella: the True Story of an Unwanted Daughter.
They soon travel to southeast China, but the plan goes awry and the group end up rescuing 5 Americans who crash land on the Chinese island of Nan Tian. This book is a historical novel and so there is a Historical Note at the end of the book, which I would recommend reading first.
Character construction and development are really interesting and keep the reader engaged and attentive. It is inspired by the many stories Adeline Yen Mah wrote as a schoolgirl in Shanghai to escape the loneliness of her own childhood.
Provided at the end of this fast-moving book is the addition of "Historical Notes" explaining the factual events surrounding this time of war in China.
I found the writing confusing here, though it did peak my interest in the Yi Jing and I will probably get more information on it.
This book is a historical novel and so there is a Historical Note at the end of the book, which I would recommend reading first. Although the price is high and the risk great, CC, Grandma Wu and the three other children are able to help the American soldiers but not without some tragedy.