Kshelf a few days ago and I found this in a little section
put my favourite from middle school in I found the book both enjoyable and relatable and I still do I never had to run away from my family and my family certainly never lived in a country with strict laws around the amount of children you could have But despite the differences in time and geography I found it relatable because for all the children my parents had most were girls Only one was a boy and as I grew older I realized exactly how much preference and favoritism he was given in every matter I was glad to see Chu Ju s parents understand what they had lost and love her regardless of her sex The story flows easily keeps readers interested and has a bittersweet ending Definitely would recommend for those in middle school today This novel is definitely going to be a part of my classroom library Taking place in present day it shares the story of a young girl in rural China who runs away from home to spare her baby sister being sent away This is an engaging tale which reveals the Horror And Oppression Of Communist and oppression of communist The characters are well developed and believable The plot is fast paced sure to keep the attention of young readers There is so much action that I think it will appeal to both boys and girls even though the protagonist is a girl Chu Ju s House is book about a girl named Chu Ju who must flee her home to save her baby sister from being sold The various obstacles that she faces may by difficult but they ust make it all the satisfying when she perseveres That is one of the many things that makes Chu Ju such a likeable character we enjoy seeing her succeed Similar to other Gloria Whelan books every single challenge in this story is derived from a woman vs society conflict Also similar to Whelan s other books this
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novel uses an abundance of similes and symbolism uses an abundance of similes and symbolism example He put down yuan which the official swept up as uickly as the heron snatched the frog Chu Ju is not the only good character in the story Even the characters who aren t likeable people are still good characters because of their understandable motivations I d recommend this book to anyone wants get a feeling of perseverance I m excited to read books by this autho. Th luminescent detail National Book Award winning author Gloria Whelan transports readers to China where law conspires with tradition tearing a young woman from her family sending her on a remarkable ourney to find a home of her .
I was first introduced to Gloria Whelan by her classic work Homeless Bird I was pretty confident that I would love anything by this author and over the year I have collected many of her works Chu Ju s House was the second one I have read and I loved it ust as much as
Homeless Bird How Whelan manages to tell a heart wrenching Story But Still Maintain but still maintain is beyond me ForBird How Whelan manages to tell a heart wrenching story but still maintain hope is beyond me For Ju being a girl is no honor in China Two children are the rule and when Chu Ju s sister is born Chu Ju makes the decision to run away so that her sister will not be sold The story tells of her trials in making her way in the world and keeping this secret It tells of her independence and grit to make a life for herself in whatever circumstance she finds herself Really loved it A book that can be enjoyed by young and old alike I hope t Wow I really enjoyed that This is one of my favourite childrens books that I ve read I found it so easy to get stuck into and once I started reading it was difficult to put down The story was really fast paced and did lack a bit of detail but it is aimed at a slightly younger audience so I wasn t expecting it to be detailed anyway I really enjoyed the story and the character of Chu Ju really grows as the story goes on shes also such a humble character and she is really admirable I also learned alot of modern Chinese culture customs and traditions So not only was I enjoying the book but I felt like I was learning lots as well 4 stars EXTRAChu Ju is a 14 year old born during Chairman Mao s reign in China She runs away from home in an effort to change her younger sister s future Chu Ju travels all across China trying to find a family that will take her in Chu Ju ends up finding a home in a very small village where she helps a woman who is childless as her son is off in Shanghai Just as Chu Ju has finally found a home death is at her doorstep and she will face once again the pains of loss Will she ever find her place in this world tim hudak does not approve gloria whelan is losing her The Intentional Brain job she and chu Ju HaVe angerred me HOW CAN YOU WRITE A BOOK THAT HAS NO PEOPLWE LOSING JOBS that is the best part every book vote for me and then i will cut yourob and steal your dog if you do not have a dog i will steal you. One girl too many When a girl is born to Chu Ju's family it is uickly determined that the baby must be sent away After all the law states that a family may have only two children and tradition dictates that every family should have. R cat if you do not
have a cat i will steal your fish i don not care if you dont havea cat i will steal your fish i don not care if you dont have fish i have a fish his name is swimmy he can do tricks CAN YOUR FISH DO TRICKS NO IT CANT BECAUSE YOU ARE FAT AND LAZY so youy will lose your ob AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAATIIIIMHUDAKKKKKKKKKKKKKrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrRAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAGGGEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE Whelan writes stories
"of girls living "girls living challenging times and growing into strong young women This one is set in 20th century China Farmers are allowed two children Chu Ju s mother has a new baby another girl So Chu Ju runs away so that her baby sister isn t sent away Through the years we see her live and work in various places until she helps an old woman tend her land The old woman s son has no desire to work the land and feels free to leave for the big cityI enjoyed this story of Chu Ju striking out facing fears and finding her home and her independence Chu Ju s house is a book that talks about a girl who lives in ChinaShe leaves her house and her family and goes on an unknown dangerous ourney She s doing these things because she wants to save her little sister from getting Families in China are only allowed to have two children and most families want to have at least one son to take care of the family once he grows up Chu Ju is the eldest daughter and when a sister is born her Nai Nai grandmother insists the baby has to go to the orphanage and the parents must try again and hope for a boy Chu Ju can t bear to think of her baby sister being sold so she chooses to be the one to go Chu Ju runs from place to place unable to find somewhere to stay longer than a year or so until she comes to the farm of
Han Na Han Na s son wants to live in Shanghi and Chu Ju is hisNa Han Na s son wants to live in Shanghi and Chu Ju is his excuseChu Ju proves to be the perfect help for the elderly woman and in the end everything works out beautifully for Chu Ju she finds a boy she likes living nearby gets the farm and visits her familyThis book gives a good view of China as it is in the countryside Whelan paints a picture of what it s like to live in Communist China and how it is difficult fo In our desire for a son we lost a daughterI was sorting my boo. A boy To make room for one this girl will have to goFourteen year old Chu Ju knows she cannot allow this to happen to her sister Understanding that one girl must leave she sets out in the middle of the night vowing not to returnWi.