Thursday, November 12, 2015
Book Review: The Palest Ink
The Palest Ink takes place in China during the Cultural revolution. It follows two boys who are maturing while having to make choices during this upsetting time. Their values differ from what China is expecting from them.
The two boys, Benfu and Pony Boy show all the traits that are looked for in young men...responsibility, friendship and care for others. As with her other books, I was not able to take this book down. The saddest thing is this is the last of her books that I own that I haven't read until now. She is able to make the characters in each of her books come to life so that I feel like I am there with them.
Kay Bratt writes on topics that she has experience with. She has lived in China and has brought the love she feels for this land and the people into her writing. When an author writes from their experiences they help the reader stay with them and to build compassion for the topic.
I would recommend this book for anyone.
I was given this book by NetGalley and Lake Union Publishing in exchange for my honest review.