Lu Si-Yan is an 11-year-old farm girl in China. Her family is very poor, and when her father dies, her rich uncle must take care of them. He sells her as a servant to a wealthy city family who wants her to marry their mentally-handicapped son when she is old enough. However, when the grandmother finds out that this is what her daughter-in-law has in store for Lu Si-Yan, she gives her money and helps her escape.
Unfortunately, once outside, Lu Si-Yan's money is stolen, and she goes to work at a factory for extremely low pay. She wants to earn enough money not only to afford the boat-ride home, but to take back to her poor mother. But can she do it with a crooked employer who manipulates her pay rate, and will she survive the hard labor, long hours, poor conditions, and little food?
The review of this Book prepared by Sarah Bastin
amy on 6/8/2014 11:55:08 AM says: this book is a very good book and it has even brought me a few tears down my eyes
loved everything and good explanation
i recommend this book to everyone