Bitter Melon

Chow, Cara, 1972-

Book - 2012
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Bitter Melon
With the encouragement of one of her teachers, a Chinese American high school senior asserts herself against her demanding, old-school mother and carves out an identity for herself in late 1980s San Francisco.

Publisher: New York : Egmont USA, 2012
ISBN: 1606844121
Branch Call Number: FIC C
Characteristics: 309 p. ; 21 cm.


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Jul 07, 2014
  • nyoomer3000 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

A profound book about abuse and how it can go unseen by the victim. "Bitter Melon" made me cry a lot, but it also made me reexamine how family ties could hurt people. It also introduced me to my dream college (:

Mar 11, 2011
  • lisajenn rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Beautiful, compelling, heart-wrenching story about a sheltered Chinese-American teen struggling against her controlling mother.


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