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When a girl is adopted from a Chinese orphanage, everything she knew about family, best friends, and sisterhood must change.

Wen has spent the first eleven years of her life at an orphanage in rural China, and the only person she would call family is her best friend, Shu Ling. When Wen is adopted by an American couple, she struggles to adjust to every part of her new life: having access to all the food and clothes she could want, going to school, being someone's daughter. But the hardest part of all is knowing that Shu Ling remains back at the orphanage, alone. Wen knows that her best friend deserves a family and a future, too. But finding a home for Shu Ling isn't easy, and time is running out . . .
Hardcover, 240 pages
Published on October 11, 2012 by Viking Books for Young Readers
ISBN-10: 0670013862
ISBN-13: 9780670013869
6 Book Reviews
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  • ampa123
    ampa123Sunday, February 21, 2016 at 10:29 am
    I definitely need to read this book!!! If I do, I will definitely post a detailed feeling I got!
    • zebrababyface
      zebrababyfaceFriday, February 19, 2016 at 9:55 pm55 stars
      There are two friends name Wen and Shu Ling and they are going to be adoted. I really enjoyed that book and it almost made me cry at the end,. U should read it.
      • jellybean1
        jellybean1Tuesday, June 2, 2015 at 7:03 pm
        This is a really sad book it almost made me cry, but at the end it is really happy and it is not sad anymore.
        • popo13681
          popo13681Thursday, April 23, 2015 at 5:31 pm
          I was weeping at the end of the book. Beautifully written.
          • peachy101
            peachy101Thursday, April 16, 2015 at 5:29 pm
            This book almost made me cry in the begging and that means it is a good book
            • LjleeSunday, September 15, 2013 at 2:27 pm
              This book is about a rambuctious young girl named Wen in a Chinese orphanage. She has a best friend at the orphanage named Shu-Ling. But then she gets adopted by a family in America and has little time to get someone to adopt Shu-Ling. Best book.