“Loved this engaging non-fiction novel about the Cultural Revolution in China in the 60s. The book really opens up the reader to an important aspect of history that is overlooked in our history classes. This would be great to read with a class and compare China during this time to other dictatorships we do learn about in history, such as Nazi Germany. ”Mariah H wrote this review 2 weeks ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“A 12 year old girl , Ji-li is in horror , because she has a bad family status . That means she can't try out for certain things , also her friends list start going down . Her father is blamed for something he didn't do . Now he is gone . Her mother keeps getting sick and her Grandmother is told to sweep the alleys . Many people are getting abused . Lots of her stuff is ruined and everything is a mess . her house gets searched 2 times , leaving everything a mess . Can she save her family for harm ? This book is filled with sadness , happiness and craziness . ”Danielle K. wrote this review 3 weeks ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“A girl named Ji Li Jiang. Who is smart, and a class leader. But people threaten her family for having slaves and taking their rights. ”Sou Thao wrote this review Tuesday, October 22, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Good book about the cultural revolution.”abigail hughes wrote this review Monday, October 21, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Red Scarf Girl is about a young girl with a bad class status going through China's Cultural Revolution. In this memoir the main character is Ji-Li Jiang. She escorts you through her experience and what living in these awful times was like for her. I liked this book but I wish it would have been a little bit longer with a better and more obvious ending.”Corbin wrote this review Thursday, October 3, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I chose this book because we are piloting writing lessons using it this year.
Reading this memoir, I learned a lot about the events that took place in 1966 in China. However, I need more information. I know next to nothing about the Chinese Revolution, and this book didn't help me much with it - but I suppose that's good, because now I want to know more. Knowing this book is a memoir helped me appreciate it more.”
“This is a book about the cultural revolution. The main character in the book is a girl named Ji-Li Jiang. This book tells about her difficulties going through the Chinese Cultural Revolution. Her grandmother married a landlord, who were the people who abused farmers. Her grandfather died, but her grandmother continued to live with her. Before the Chinese Cultural Revolution, Ji-Li felt as if she had a perfect life. She was popular, had a lot of friends, she was smart. Then the Chinese Cultural Revolution started and her family background began to take hold of her. Suddenly, she was beginning to get made fun of and teased. A boy named Du-Hai and a girl named Yin Lan Lan wouldn't stop harassing her. Red guards come and search her house, taking nearly all of her possessions. Her grandmother is sick, her mother is sick, her father was taken as prisoner, and she has a little brother and sister to take care of. Sometimes she thinks about committing suicide. Ji-Li has to stay strong for her family and try to find a way to help them and to survive.
This is a really sad book- there are deaths and abuse in the book, and throughout the book I felt that a lot of the people who were abused shouldn't be. ”
“It's a really good book.”Victoria Seo wrote this review Thursday, March 28, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No