Jung Chang is a teen during the reign of Mao. Her autobiography tells of her hardships, her involvementes and her eventual escape during this time period in China. It also tells of her parents and great grandparents involvment in Mao's
China.This heartwrenching novel is brutally honest and the fact that its non-fiction makes it both harder and better to read. Jung Chang now lives in the U.S and the different way of life is obvious when compared to life in China at that time.