Linda Crew Children of the River

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Children of the River

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9780440501220: Children of the River

FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. Having fled Cambodia four years earlier to escape the Khmer Rouge army, 17-year-old Sundara is torn between remaining faithful to her own people and adjusting to life in her Oregon high school as a ""regular"" American

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"Crew salutes the basic goodness of humankind which triumphs in some way even under the most inhumane circumstances."-- Starred, School Library Journal

"A moving look at the way in which a survivor of a great tragedy, having confronted overwhelming changes in her life, faces young adulthood." -- Publishers Weekly

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Sundara fled Cambodia with her aunt's family to escape the Khmer Rouge army when she was thirteen, leaving behind her parents, her brother and sister, and the boy she had loved since she was a child.


Now, four years later, she struggles to fit in at her Oregon high school and to be "a good Cambodian girl" at home. A good Cambodian girl never dates; she waits for her family to arrange her marriage to a Cambodian boy. Yet Sundara and Jonathan, an extraordinary American boy, are powerfully drawn to each other. Haunted by grief for her lost family and for the life left behind, Sundara longs to be with him. At the same time she wonders, Are her hopes for happiness and new life in America disloyal to her past and her people?

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