Friday, December 26, 2014

Book Review: She is Mine by Stephanie Fast

*****This review is meant for parents, teachers, and other people that work with children to read.*****

Stephanie Fast shares her story of being abandoned as a child, being found, and eventually being taken in under the wings of a family. She was brought into this world as part Korean and American, which wasn’t accepted in the Korean culture her mother was a part of. She was called a terrible name, which meant something horrible. When her mom took her somewhere so she could travel to be with another family member, a series of devastating events happen while she is lost. She ends up in a place that others probably sometimes die at. She continues to tell her story of how she suffered even after life got better for her later.

This is an amazing story of survival, hope, and the start of a healing process I believe Stephanie went through. I liked how she shared this not just as her story but also in a way that tells how her story is so much like the stories of others who went through (and some are currently going through) the same type of thing that she went though as a orphan. I know that no two stories about surviving as an orphan are the same, but I learned from reading this book that they often go through some of the same life experiences and feel some type of emotional pain and have emotional scars later in life. The open letter from Stephanie at the end gave me some anticipation about hopefully reading her next book about how she lived after she survived the devastation she endured.

I believe this will be a great book for people that are currently orphans to read, to give them some hope. I also believe it will be a good book for people to read who are thinking about, are in the process of, and who have already adopted a child.

My rating = 5 out of 5 stars
Disclosure of Material Connection: The publisher has provided me with a free 
copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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