Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Book Review: Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet - 4 Stars!

I just finished the most wonderful book.  This book is a good, clean read.  I fell in love with the characters in this book, they are well developed and the plot is excellent. 

It is a story about a young Chinese boy who befriends a Japanese girl right as WWII is breaking out.  Keiko and her family are eventually sent away to internment camps and she and Henry are left only with the hope that the war will end and that promises will be kept.

"Jamie Ford's first novel explores the age-old conflicts between father and son, the beauty and sadness of what happened to Japanese Americans in the Seattle area during WWII, and the depths and longing of deep-heart love.  An impressive, bitter and sweet debut." - Lisa See

This book by Jamie Ford is perfect for book clubs too.  I loved it.  I think I'll start a book club with this being the first book!  Who's in? 

**The language is clean.  Minimal violence - bullying and War.  No sexual content at all, unless you count 2 little pecks as such. 


Lesia said...

Do you own it or is a library book? If you own it can I borrow it?

Jamie Ford said...

Thanks for the review. So glad you enjoyed the book (and didn't mind the G-rated nature of it).

Best wishes,


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