LUCKY CHILD: A Daughter of Cambodia Reunites with the Sister She Left Behind. Loung Ung, Author. HarperCollins $ (p) ISBN. Shop and Purchase Lucky Child: A Daughter of Cambodia Reunites with the Sister She Left Behind (P.S.). This is the 2nd book that I’ve read in. In her first book, the best-selling First They Killed My Father, Loung Ung recalled her Cambodian childhood under the violent reign of the Khmer Rouge army. As.

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Never miss an issue! Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. Set up a giveaway. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? A wonderful read about family!

It was a wonderful way to really explore the contrasts of the lifestyle and the family bond that still existed. See all customer images. She and her eldest brother, with whom she escaped, left behind their three other siblings.

Many passages are naturally cinematic. Reading her account of her family’s encounter with the villagers in loun KR base areas, it’s quite evident there was much class resentment and perhaps plain-old jealousy on the part of the country folk. Thousands of books are eligible, including current and former best sellers. Explore the Home Gift Guide.

Those readers who are interested in how Loung and her siblings fared after the war may be interested in reading her second book, Lucky Child.


I can’t wait to see how see adapts to living in Vermont Ung’s book is full of vivid descriptions and keen observations that bring the vicissitudes of that era poignantly to life. There was a problem filtering reviews right now.

Book Review – Lucky Child by Loung Ung

It was able to make me question, think critically and feel several different emotions within just a couple hundred pages. Well worth a read. Please try again later. As for Pol Pot, the young Loung Ung knew almost nothing about him, except that he was “fat” in a country of living skeletons.

Publication coincides chikd the 30th anniversary of the Khmer Rouge takeover. The book culminates with the sisters’ reunion more than a decade later, a scene touching in its honest awkwardness and uncertainty. Meng only had enough money to bring one of his siblings with him, so he had to leave the rest of his family. In alternating chapters, she gives voice to Chou, the beloved older sister whose life in war-torn Cambodia so easily could have been hers. Get to Know Us. I have now started the Lucky Child Ung’s story is even more potent because she also tells the story of her sister, Chou, who remained behind in a rural Cambodian village.

Growing Up Under the Khmer Rouge. A few readers took offense at the author’s perceived lack of sensitivity.

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BookPage review by Amy Scribner. Ung, for sharing your story which will always ubg tattooed to my heart. The Best Books of Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features: He chose Loung to come with him because she was the youngest, ten years old upon leaving Cambodia; hence, she is the “lucky child.


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Perhaps she took too much pride in her family’s light skin, high status, and economic prosperity. She cannot attend school and must wait for her family to arrange a marriage for her.

She vowed never to forget. Born in Phnom PenhUng came from an affluent Cambodian family. Yet for all the sadness in her personal story, Lucky Child is also a soaring tale of human spirit.

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Her sweet-natured sister couldn’t understand why she wanted to retain such horrible memories. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally.

Amazon Drive Cloud cchild from Amazon. One chapter would be about Ung acclimating to America and her continued struggle with her memories of the war and losing her parents; and the next chapter would be about her sister, Chou, growing up during that same time in a poor Cambodian village.