Review: For Today I Am a Boy

For Today I Am a Boy
For Today I Am a Boy by Kim Fu
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Four siblings grow up in small town Ontario with strict immigrant Chinese-Canadian parents. They are expected to fulfill their father’s goals for them. Even their mother is expected to fulfill their father’s vision of what it means to become Canadian. The years go by. Adele, Bonnie, Peter, and Helen move in and out of one another’s lives, trying to become themselves. Pretty much all of them self-destruct. Sad, moving, very, very ugly at times in its depictions of unhealthy love affairs. Very worth reading but not at all uplifting.

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