Butterfly Yellow by Thanhha Lai
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
I really wanted to love this book, and the second half was much more engaging for me, but overall it seems like it will be a tough sell for most teens who aren't in love with historical fiction or character driven stories.
Six years after Hang is left in a war-torn Viet Nam while her little brother is sent to the U.S., she finally arrives in Texas on a mission to find her lost brother. With the grudging help of LeeRoy, a wanna be cowboy, Hang locates her brother only to realize that he no longer remembers her. As she fights to help her brother remember, readers gradually learn about the tragedy and trauma Hang has endured over the last six years.
This is a story of family, of history, and of hope.
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