Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa SeeRating: 5/5
Date Read: April 2008
1. Lily and Snow Flower are bound together as lifelong friends (“laotong“) in 19th-century China. They communicate through the secret language of nu shu, a language just for women. Snow Flower and the Secret Fan follows the two through their life.
2. There was so much emotion packed into this book. Lily and Snow Flower go through so much in this book, both together and on their own. See did a wonderful job of making you feel it.
3. It was very interesting to see into the world of 19th-century Chinese women. The foot-binding (this was a tough part to get through), the arranged marriages, the struggles within those marriages, and the lack of control they had over their own lives.
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