Interest LevelReading LevelReading A-ZATOSWord Count
Grades 3 - 7n/an/an/an/a
To Whom It May Concern: Please, we need help!
The day twelve-year-old Clara finds a desperate note in a purse in Bellman's department store, she is still reeling from the death of her adopted sister, Lola.

By that day, thirteen-year-old Yuming has lost hope that the note she stashed in the purse will ever be found. She may be stuck sewing in the pale pink factory outside of Beijing forever.
Clara grows more and more convinced that she was meant to find Yuming's note. Lola would have wanted her to do something about it. But how can Clara talk her parents, who are also in mourning, into going on a trip to China?

Finally the time comes when Yuming weighs the options, measures the risk, and attempts a daring escape.

The lives of two girls--one American, and one Chinese--intersect like two soaring kites in this story about loss, hope, and recovery.






Hardcover, 256 pages
Published on November 1, 2016 by Disney-Hyperion
ISBN-10: 1484746902
ISBN-13: 9781484746905
4 Book Reviews
  • hedgeguin2
    hedgeguin2over 3 years44 stars
    In the book, Threads, Clara finds a note written by a Chinese girl, Yuming, who is trapped in a pink factory with other children and a photograph in a purse. Somehow, Clara feels like this note was meant for her because her adoptive sister from China had died. Clara sets off to find Yuming and rescue her, but on the way she finds her own soul again. With one act of bravery, these two girl’s lives connect, in this powerful book full of hope and emotions.
    • applemango
      applemangoover 3 years44 stars
      This is about a girl Yuming and she was kidnapped in a pink factory in Beijing and she slips a note into a purse that is sent off to america....Meanwhile while Clara is running away from her friend and finding a note in one of the purses, Yuming's note she convinces her parents to go to Bejing to save this girl...however only to discover if she couudn't have saved her own sister how how can she save Yuming?
      • boredom12
        boredom12over 4 years55 stars
        I would recommend this book because of the suspense it causes. You always wonder, Is she going to escape? Is Clara going to find her? Is the going to get caught? There are so many questions, and the all get answered throughout the book. I would give this a 5/5 for sure.
        • boredom12
          boredom12over 4 years55 stars
          I would recommend this book because of the suspense it causes. You always wonder, Is she going to escape? Is Clara going to find her? Is the going to get caught? There are so many questions, and the all get answered throughout the book. I would give this a 5/5 for sure.