Girls on the Line

By Liu, Jennie.

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ISBN
9781512459388
Publisher
Carolrhoda Lab


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School Library Journal

Starred Review on September 1, 2018  |  Young Adult

Gr 10 Up—The author explores China's One Child Policy and its complex repercussions in this compelling dual narrative. Luli and Yun grew up together in an orphanage and find themselves in the grind of factory work as they seek financial and social independence. Shy Luli observes as Yun pursues a relationship with Yong, who self-describes as a "bride collector." When Yun becomes pregnant and gets fired from the factory, her world closes in with the con...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on November 1, 2018

In 2009 Gujiao, China, teens Luli and Yun are "girls on the line." They labor long, mind-numbing hours at an electronics factory while living with up to eight other people in a dormitory room. Though the young women were raised like sisters in the same grim orphanage, they couldn't be more different. Outgoing Yun loves the relative freedom that the job provides-making her own money and going out to clubs-while shy Luli would rather save her money...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on March 1, 2019

In 2009 Gujiao, China, teen orphans Luli and Yun labor long, mind-numbing hours at an electronics factory. Then Yun discovers she is pregnant by...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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