I just finished reading Listening for Lions by Gloria Whelan and did a full review at The Fill in the Gaps site. You can click here to read more on it.
Rachel is a TCK living in Africa with her missionary parents. She loses them and must say good-bye to all the she knows and moves to England.
I think this would be a good book for a TCK to read because I really believe they would understand the feelings that Rachel has as she is trying to transition into the British way of life. Something that is part of her parent’s culture, but not completely her own. The ending I’m not totally agreeing with, but it could happen, just not always likely.
It was a perfect book for me to read right before our “return” trip to the US to visit family. I was reminded that what I consider “normal”, they may see as strange or not get it.
Your Turn: Have you read this book or another fiction book that had a TCK as the main character? Please comment below.
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- “I Am Special” Book Review (raisingtcks.com)
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Thanks for the reading suggestion!
Sounds like an interesting book to read, especially for me as I grew up in Africa :-). Thanks for sharing. I had not heard of it. greetings Janneke
I was totally thinking of you as I read this book wondering what your thoughts would be. If you ever get a chance to read it, would love to hear your thoughts about it.