Synopsis:Rather than face the aftermath of her parent's divorce and her mother's fragile mental state ,Joon, decides to face life on the mean streets of the Bronx,Ny.Even in the 1980's this proves
to be a near fatal mistake. Among the many accolades this book received ,it was shortlisted for the Orange Award for New Writers in April 2009.
About the Orange Award:The Orange Award was started by a committee of men and women in the publishing industry that wanted to bring attention to women writers who were often overlooked. Four original
committe members are still deeply involved,Orange Broadband Prize for Fiction Project Director Harriet
Hastings,publisher Susan Sandon,agent Jane Gregory ,Honary Director and author Kate Mosse. The first prize was awarded to Helen Dunmore for "A spell of Winter". Diana Evans was awarded the first Orange Award for New Writers in 2005.
My overall impression: I loved every second of reading this book! It has the amount of imagery I crave and
a very good use of plot (which I've noticed you don't always get both)Ms.Mun's style was prose like,fresh and intoxicating. I would definitely recommend this book I would give it more than 5 stars but 5 is the most
I give anyone. Since the author was born in Korea this counts for my orbus terrarum challenge. I am linking up this review with www.chrissiescorner.co.uk(Radiant Reviews on Friday) and www.thebluebookcase.blogspot.com for the Literary Hop this weekend.