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Our Missing Hearts

by Celeste Ng
A book about family, love, and the search for truth.
It's political and moving, covering topics such as anti-Asian hate, abandonment, motherhood, and the inequities of society. Our Missing Hearts by Celeste Ng.  #Dystopian fiction, #reading, #books to read, #books #Greek mythology

Book Review

(by- Linda )

I'm a huge fan of Celeste Ng. I first fell in love with her writing when I read the book Everything I Never Told You. I loved it. Then I read her second book, Little Fires Everywhere. Again I loved it - maybe even more than the first. So I had to read this one. And yes, it's good and packs a powerful message. But it also shows the strength of a mother's love and a beautiful but broken mother-son relationship.

It's not hard to imagine the future Celeste Ng paints. The story follows a young boy, Bird, who journeys to find a mother who left him. He needs to know why she left.

Bird's mother is a well-known Chinese poet, forced into hiding when her poetry is used to oppose a government policy called PACT, which instills fear and mistrust in people. While reading this story, I thought that the events depicted could play out. Maybe not today or tomorrow, but someday. Especially after witnessing the last few years of political unrest and attacks on Democracy in our country.

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