This will forever be one of my favorite books! Told in poetry- a young Vietnam girl named Haa. During this time in Vietnam a war is taking place and many people are fleeing Vietnam. These fleers include Haa’s family. Her mother and three brothers flee Vietnam on a ship and arrive in America, seeking better lives and peace. As they learn to adapt to their new home, adjust to the many strange foods, and change their ways of life, Haa and her family are struggling to fit in with their community. I really liked reading this book because it all felt so real and understandable, told with such few words. Once again, this will forever be one of my favorite books! I recommend this book for readers ages 9 and up. I hope you enjoy this book as much as I do!