Bound To Stay Bound

View MARC Record
 All four quarters of the moon
 Author: Marr, Shirley

 Publisher:  Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (2022)

 Classification: Fiction
 Physical Description: 359 p.,  21 cm

 BTSB No: 604540 ISBN: 9781534488861
 Ages: 8-12 Grades: 3-7

 Family life -- Fiction
 Immigration and emigration -- Fiction
 Chinese -- Australia -- Fiction
 Resilience -- Fiction
 Belonging -- Fiction

Price: $22.58

Eleven-year-old Peijing and her family are adapting to their new life in Australia, but when cracks in her family life start to appear, she must find a way to cope with the uncertainties of her own little world and figure out where she fits in.

Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: MG
   Reading Level: 5.80
   Points: 9.0   Quiz: 515557

   Kirkus Reviews (06/15/22)
   Booklist (+) (06/01/22)
 The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (00/09/22)

Full Text Reviews:

Booklist - 06/01/2022 *Starred Review* Fans of sisterhood stories are in for a heartfelt treat with this gentle novel centered around family, resilience, and immigration. Two Chinese sisters, 11-year-old Peijing and 5-year-old Biju, find themselves trying to find a new normal after their family relocates from Singapore to Australia for Ba Ba’s job. Peijing longs for the familiar, including moon cakes like the ones Ah-Ma would make during the Mid-Autumn Festival back home. But as time goes on, Ah-Ma’s memory gets worse and worse, and the family faces a difficult decision. Furthermore, Ma Ma and Ba Ba grapple with adapting to their changing roles. Peijing and Biju also struggle to fit in at their new school and have difficulty with schoolwork due to language challenges. Biju increasingly leans on Peijing for support, who does her best to stay strong for her little sister. Together, they find comfort in Little World, a land made of hand-drawn animals, who are under constant threat of being wiped out by mass extinction. Between each chapter, Chinese mythology presented as a dialogue between the two sisters is beautifully and entertainingly interwoven. Taken from the author’s own experiences, the touching characters and relationships in this story will linger with readers for a long time. - Copyright 2022 Booklist.

View MARC Record