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Escaping The Tiger (2010)

by Laura Manivong(Favorite Author)
4.15 of 5 Votes: 4
Harper Collins
review 1: This is one of the best YA books about Southeast Asia I have read, and it made me aware of what a refuge camp is, what it means. This is the story of a Laotian family, escaping communist Laos in the early 1980s, and their years in a refuge camp in Thailand. The story is well done - not flat and colorless like many I've read. Each chapter is marked with a date - one in the 1980s, a time when I was in high school, then college. It provides a bizarre context to the story.
review 2: Excellent depiction both of life in a refugee camp and life under communist rule. The story is honest and unflinching, but not so brutal that children won't be able to handle reading it. Should be a real eye-opener for young readers born after the end of the Cold War.Made me very gratef
... moreul for this country. And for the baked chicken I ate for dinner last night. And the meat I ate the night before that, and the night before that... less
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An amazing debut from Laura Manivong!!
well written and fascinating story
Adventure in Laos.
communist Laos
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