Chinese Cinderella By Adeline Yen Mah

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“Loneliness and the feeling of being unwanted is the most terrible poverty.” (Mother Teresa) In Chinese Cinderella by Adeline Yen Mah, Mother Teresa's words of wisdom apply to Adeline's life because she is always by herself with no one to defend her from her harsh parents, mean siblings, and the rest of the world. The memoir features Adeline as a lonely person at home and is unwanted by her parents. The book Chinese Cinderella is an inspiration of how she overcame her problems and succeeded in what she wanted to do. Adeline expresses feelings of sadness and loneliness, while also showing perseverance by getting the best grades out of her class. All in all, Adeline is abused, is poor in love and care from her family, and is unwanted.

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