Inside Out And Back Again

By Thanhha Lai

260 pages in verse

Genre: Historical Fiction

Date read: October 2018 (Sixth Grade)

Synopsis: Hà, a ten year old Vietnamese girl, flees with her family in hopes of building something better for themselves in America. The journey there will be hard, and they don’t know if they will make it. Hà has to build her life up again, in a place where no one looks like her. Her life is turned upside down in this novel.

3 stars

Review: I gave this book a 3 star rating because it was a good plot overall. Hà was easy to understand, and it was an interesting time period to read about. That being said, I didn’t really care for the writing style, and there were details that I was left wishing I knew. The book also had a slow start. I would recommend this book to anyone who wants a unique writing style because although I didn’t care for it, I think many people would enjoy it.