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Transcript: PLOT After reading this novel, Girl in Translation by Jean Kwok, I must say it's an incredibly amazing book and I absolutely loved reading it and I would definitely re-read this novel and recommend it to as many people interested in these book genres. I seem to really like how Kimberly and her mother try so hard to keep themselves happy in their troubling new life in their adopted city of Brooklyn. They seem to always make each other happy and struggle throughout this hardship together. Kimberly uses school to help her and her mother out of the unlivable conditioned apartment they live in and from the back breaking labor at her Aunt Paulas sweatshop, despite the jealousy and criticism surrounding them. I also really like how she ignores and distances herself from bad situations at school and the teasing. Even after drinking and smoking once and going through a phase where she attracted many boys at school, she didnt let anything bring her down. Not boys, not drugs. Although I strongly liked this novel, I disliked the ending a tad bit. I would've liked it if the author continued the story. Overall I like how Kimberly and her mother are still always there for each other even with Kimberly's child, they seem to enjoy their successful life in America after being lost in translation Kimberly got her and her family out of their hard life and she embraces her new earned life. Kimberly and her mother are brought to America by Aunt Paula and are placed in a small broke down apartment in Brooklyn, New York and must pay off the debt they owe Aunt Paula by emigrating them from Hong Kong to America. As Kimberly begins school and her mother begins her first day at Aunt Paulas sweat shop, Kimberly struggles to understand and complete tasks at her first american school, although Kimberly's on the verge of giving up and not attending school, Kimberly returns and meets Annette, her new best friend. Little by little Kimberly begins learning English and becoming involved with school trying her best to complete assignments and tests in school. As Kimberly and her mother struggle to pay off their debt and make a living in this unlivable apartment they're placed in by Aunt Paula, Kimberly attempts to work hard in school and is later accepted to a hard to get in Private school with full scholarship working her way to getting good grades and practicing her English, Kimberly begins to learn and realize new things throughout the years in Harrison, Kimberly, now 18, by the help of Annette; after visiting their Apartment Annette gets Mrs. Avery (her mother) to help them out in finding a new apartment in livable conditions and successfully finds one. As Kimberly is helping her mother out at the sweatshop she's called in by Aunt Paula. As Kimberly walks in she finds two big envelopes from Yale, when she opens the envelopes she reads that she has been accepted into Yale with full Financial aid. As Kimberly and her Mother are full of joy, Aunt Paula is upset due to her being accepted. Kimberly then stands up to her and later her mother stands up for the unfair treatment given by Aunt Paula. They later quit the job but then the news comes up, Kimberly is pregnant. Kimberly decides to abort her unborn child and during the day she's at the clinic she changes her mind and keeps her child. Without letting Matt know, Kimberly moves and leaves Matt, After 10 years, Kimberly is told Mat t gets together with Vivian and stays with her through out his life expecting a child. Kimberly successfully became a surgeon and is happy with her successful life along with her mother and her child, Jason. Girl in Translation by Jean Kwok Kimberly Chang Matts a very confident character, he tries his best to provide for his family, he even drops school to get more jobs. He stands up for himself and others by either fighting them off either by words or physically. He seems to be very caring towards those he loves, he gave Kimberly advice through the whole novel and he protected his little brother from those who hurt him. He also seemed pretty trust worthy aft Kimberly and him exchanged secrets. Book Analysis by Your Name Point of View Summary From Hong Kong to America, Young Kimberly Chang and her Mother emigrate to Brooklyn, New York in search for a better life. However, Kimberly and her mother commence days of pain struggling to pay back their debts and attempting to survive in America. Switching back and fourth in Kimberly's double life; from being an exceptional student during the day, to a sweatshop worker by evening, going through grueling labor with her mother.Kimberly uses her "talent for school" to get her and her mother out of this unacceptable life. Kimberly translates herself not just by language, but from two different worlds. Kimberly Chang Ms. Chang (Kimberly's mother) Aunt Paula Annette Matt Curt The narrator in this novel is certainly Kimberly Chang, she speaks from her perspective and her thoughts throughout the story, from beginning to end the

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