Red Scarf Girl Ji-Li Jiang

Ji-Li: She is the main character and author of the novel. She is a leader to other students but has a bad class status. cares about school and her grades. Ji-Li has to hold the family together because she is the oldest. especially when her father was put in jail.

An-Li: Ji-Li's best friend. They both grew up together and struggle dealing with a bad class status.

Her mom: Ji-Li's mom is portrayed as strong at times but she is weak when her husband is put in jail. she faints often and relies on Ji-Li

Her dad: He is the protector of the house and feels that he has to protect the family. He will often hold information from Ji-Li until the last possible minute. He is thrown in jail towards the end of the book because he was thought to listen to foreign radio.

Song po-po: She was there housekeeper who was let go because of the cultural revolution.

Her Grandma: She is a little old lady who was married to a landlord. Her husband is the reason the family has a bad status

Setting- The setting of this story takes place in china. We look at the 1960’s time period during the cultural revolution.

Synopsis- The Red Scarf Girl is a novel about a chinese girl being raised in china's cultural revolution. Ji-li, the author and main character, takes readers through her journey of being revolutionized. She faces many social battles faces the toughest battles. In the end she is faced with the decision of staying with her family or starting her own life.

You should read this book if you enjoy reading about children being affected by war

You should not read this book if you are looking for a funny action filler novel

Best part of the book… when Ji-Li realized she didn’t want to break off from her family and that she made a promise to them

Climax of the book… when their house was broken into for the second time and Ji-Li is given the option to side with chairman mao or stay the same political status

Best character of the book… Ji-Li because she is the narrator

One thing this book did well… making the theme obvious and keeping my attention

One thing this book did poorly… explaining the culture and what things mean

Ratings from 1-5 (5 being the best or highest score)

Amount of action in the book………………………………………………. 2

Amount of humor in the book…………………………………………….... 2

Amount of drama/seriousness/emotion in the book……………………… 5

How difficult the book was………………………………………………….. 1

How good the book was overall…………………………………………….. 5

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