Here is the real-life story about the fourth child in a family torn apart by China’s Cultural Revolution. After the death of both of her parents, Ting-xing and her siblings endure brutal Red Guard attacks on their schools and even in their home. At the age of sixteen, Ting-xing is sent to a prison farm far from the world she knows, where she survives for six years. Eventually, people leave the countryside, and Ting-xing passes the entrance exam for Beijing University, the only person in the prison camp to do so.
- ISBN: 9780312379872
- Author: Ye, Ting-Xing
- Published: 2008 , St. Martin's Griffin
- Themes: abuse, Chinese Cultural Revolution, Death of parents, Hardship, memoir, prison, Survival
- Descriptors: Asia, Biography - Autobiography- Memoir, China, Young Adult (ages 14-18)
- No. of pages: 240