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"Her reporter's eye for detail serves her well in her memoir. This honest tale of adoption, asimilation, and reunion is filled with humor and genuine emotion without ever lapsing into sentimentality."

Largehearted Boy, April 24, 2009

(Read Mei-Ling's essay for Largehearted Boy)

 

"I’m not a huge fan of memoirs, especially after reading some of those agonizing tell-alls that make the reader feel guilty just for complaining about traffic, but I have come across a couple great ones lately. . .  I’ve just finished another one, Lucky Girl by Mei-Ling Hopgood, that I thoroughly enjoyed. . . This is a well told story you should pick up if you enjoy memoirs that explore a wide range of emotions without being emotionally manipulative."

Baby Got Books, June 1, 2009

 

"With warmth and generosity, (Hopgood) observes it all, braids all the strands into a new, deeper sense of self. With beautiful, clean prose, Mei-Ling Hopgood manages to evoke her experience for all of us who have reason to wonder, What if?"

Four Green Acres, May 11, 2009

 

"Pick up the book, or ask your library to buy it - for the authentic and warmly practical style as much as the interesting and compelling glimpse into someone else's experience. "

Source Sara, April 6, 2009

 

“I thoroughly enjoyed this memoir. . . This was an interesting look into a very complicated situation that is probably going to become more common as today's international adoptees grow older. Recommended.”

BookNaround Blog, Feb. 2, 2009

 

"Mei-Ling Hopgood's story really is pretty amazing. It's also funny, poignant and compulsively readable. . . Filled with colorful anecdotes and astute observations on transracial adoption, the book makes for an entertaining, but thought-provoking read."

Bloggin' 'bout Books Feb. 27, 2009

 

"This well-written and sometimes painfully honest memoir was an excellent read that I highly recommend."

Foreign Circus Library, July 3, 2009