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Ratings and Book Reviews (18 152 star ratings
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4.3 out of 5
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    Excellent

    This well-written novel helped me to understand the refugee crisis in the world today through a number of lenses. Bala writes with clear-eyed compassion and shows us how the system works - and doesn't work - here.
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    Real and Relevant

    Congrats...For a first novel this one was readable, engaging, and very real. Beautifly done.
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    Great

    Great read, got sucked in immediately and found it difficult to put down. Excellent transitions in time, very smooth and not intrusive , l thought a very well written book.
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    Engrossing and intriguing

    The Boat People tells the story of 503 Tamil boat people who sought refugee status upon arrival off the coast of British Columbia in 2009. I found the story fascinating and intriguing as to their lives and the processes they endured.
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    The Boat People

    This is a profoundly movi ng book. Bala's contrast between the experiences ofthe boat people snd those of the Japsnese internment s
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