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Saturday, August 8, 2015

Book Review: Honolulu

A Bell for Adano Book Title: Honolulu

Author: Alan Brennert

Review: A young Korean girl is born and is named Regret because her parents regret that she is a girl and not a boy. She wants to go to school but that is not what girls in Korea can do at the turn of the 20th century. She decides to become a "picture bride" and immigrates to Honolulu. The book follows her and the other "picture brides" as they find their way in the rough United States Territory of Hawaii.
I really enjoyed the story of the "picture brides" and the early history of Honolulu. Honolulu is an enjoyable and informative read.

Reviewed by: Pamela D.

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(Note: Adults who participated in Summer Reading and submitted an original review of one of the books they read were entered into a special prize drawing.

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