Chinese Cinderella, by Adeline Yen Mah

There’s nothing like the retelling of a classic. Especially when it opens your eyes to a different world and a history you know little about.


Chinese Cinderella is a true story of an unwanted daughter. Told through her eyes we are held on the brink, growing with her and challenging ourselves to understand her perspective and the complex and difficult turns of her life.


As our heart breaks for Adeline the feeling of need to save her, to protect her, is so immense it sometimes makes it hard to continue to read her story in all it unfiltered reality. We watch her grow and flourish, cheering for her all the while, and praising every success and liberation that comes her way.


From the blurb:


“Adeline’s family considers her bad luck, and she is made to feel unwanted all her young life. Although she is mistreated by her older sibling and rejected by her cruel stepmother, Adeline finds happiness in school where she excels in her studies and has good friends. But at home her achievements are ignored, and when she is suddenly sent away Adeline feels truly abandoned.”


While this book can be hard to read at times it is beautifully written. We can only hope that Adeline Yeh Mah found relief in putting her story into writing. We thank her for sharing her story and hope that it helps others through their own difficult journeys.


We Give Chinese Cinderella Five Stars.






ISBN - 978-0-141-35941-0 Cover Price - £6.99

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