Falling Leaves: The True Story of an Unwanted Chinese Daughter
by Adeline Yen Mah
- Paperback: 278 pages
- Publisher: Broadway (April 6, 1999)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0767903579
- ISBN-13: 978-0767903578
- Available on: Amazon/ Barnes & Noble / The Book Depository
Her life was quite miserable even though she was born into a rich, prominent family, for she was unloved by most of her family members. The only person who understood her and loved her with all his heart was her grandfather. When her father married a gorgeous Eurasian lady, her worst nightmares came true. She was abused in many ways, and all along, her father chose to shut his eyes and ignore his daughter's condition. For her, this was even hurting than the suffering caused by her stepmother.
She wanted to be set free from the iron manacles of her twisted family, so she studied really hard. She swallowed her pains and converted them into motivational forces to push herself towards success. She proved that she, too, could find happiness in life even though she did not start out well.
Adeline Yen Mah's gripping account of her childhood life serves to inspire many unfortunate people to never give up, because as long as we do not give up, there is always hope. This book is a must-read. I highly recommend it to everyone.