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    I received The Leavers complimentary through Goodreads. It is a novel about people who are leaving. These people leave by choice sometimes but others are forced to leave. It is a story about immigration, poverty, foster care, adoption, deportation, and child rearing. It provides insight how a Chinese child (the protagonist) goes through the foster care system and adoption. It deals with the child not knowing what happens to his biological mother and missing her tremendously. He has to adapt to his adoptive parents. The angst he feels in trying to please his adoptive parents and the conflict he feels in having his name “Americanized” (from Deming to Daniel). This story also describes life for Deming’s mother who is deported after his place of employment is raided. Her story tugs at your heart strings. The book is a little slow in developing but is a moving story once the characters are developed. It provides insight into the challenges of immigration especially for the children born in the US. I recommend everyone read this book. Once it draws you in, you will root for Daniel (Deming) to the very end. I was fortunate to receive The Leavers through Goodreads’ Giveaways.
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