Official Review: Five Knocks by Donna Vincent Roa

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Re: Official Review: Five Knocks by Donna Vincent Roa

Post by Dael Reader » 01 Jun 2018, 15:13

Thanks for your compelling review. I'm definitely going to put this one on my to-read list. I know a few people who adopted children from China, so I'm curious to see the adoption story told from the perspective of the adopted child.

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Post by Camille Turner » 02 Jun 2018, 08:45

Dael Reader wrote:
01 Jun 2018, 15:13
Thanks for your compelling review. I'm definitely going to put this one on my to-read list. I know a few people who adopted children from China, so I'm curious to see the adoption story told from the perspective of the adopted child.
I'm sure it will be an interesting story for you, especially since you know parents who have adopted from China and so already have some real-life experiences to which to relate the book. I hope you enjoy it! Thanks for commenting. :)

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Post by gali » 02 Aug 2018, 07:18

A story about a young Chinese girl who was abandoned by her birth parents due to the one child policy sounds interesting, albeit too intense for me. It is good that the author focuses on the evil of both one-child policy and sexism. This policy is inhuman, and the treatment of girls is outrageous. That the book is easy to follow despite the difficult subject is a bonus. Not sure it is for me, but I am glad you enjoyed it. Thank you for the review!
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Post by Ferdinand_otieno » 02 Aug 2018, 07:20

This is an amazing drama on adoption and the urge to find one's blood parents. The protagonist was inspirational and I loved the inciteful onlinebookclub review. Congrats on being the BOTD.
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Post by Dusamae » 02 Aug 2018, 07:26

Thank you for your review. I do remember hearing something about China and the one baby rule but I didn't give it much thought. I didn't think about what if they had more than one child. This book will be one I intend to read.

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Post by mindyg123 » 02 Aug 2018, 07:32

Wonderful review. A drama on the one-child rule in China and adoption sounds intense. A girl searching for her biological parents finds out scary things about her past. Congrats on being BOTD and thanks for making it free.
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Post by desantismt_17 » 02 Aug 2018, 07:34

Your review convinced me to give this a try. I was on the fence, but your enjoyment of the book made me want to know what happens. I'm especially interested in where the title comes from now. Thanks for a great review!
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Post by virgie08 » 02 Aug 2018, 07:36

I've read articles about one-child policy and all the other wrong doings from this tradition of China but this review gave me sometihing that makes me wanna read the first words up to the last. We'll i guess if it's not for the review i think i might not give it a try. Thanks for being persuasive!

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Post by jaliper » 02 Aug 2018, 07:40

This is clearly a very powerful and interesting book. Thank you for taking the time to review it in depth! I can really feel how passionately you feel towards this book and it makes me want to read it immediately.

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Post by Strangerthanfiction » 02 Aug 2018, 07:40

Great review. This book sounds incredible. I’ve heard some about the one child policy and it was horrifying with just a bit of information. Also the hints at mystery such as the meaning of the book’s title really got me. My interest is totally peaked and this is going to the top of my TBR. Congrats to the author on a spectacular review! Thanks so much for sharing.

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Post by Misael » 02 Aug 2018, 07:41

The review is very intriguing, with enough teasers that make the book lovers to get a hold of this book and experience the drama enfolding between the pages. Happy reading to us!

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Post by Ruba Abu Ali » 02 Aug 2018, 07:45

I am impressed by your thorough and moving review. I anticipate it to be an emotionally-charged read, dealing with such a thorny issue in all due honesty and grace. Five Knocks by Donna Vincent Roa is a book to remember. Thanks for your insight.

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Post by cpru68 » 02 Aug 2018, 07:47

With our freedom in America to have as many children as we want, I think we forget that this policy in China exists limiting their families and leaving baby girls abandoned or killed. Such a very sad subject, but it sounds like the author did a great job constructing this novel to expose the truth of this political nightmare that hurts so many people. I cannot imagine living in that environment. Great job on this. I’m still pondering reading it as I have so many to read right now, but it sounds worth my time.
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Post by Raya raymond » 02 Aug 2018, 07:50

Books that have any form of sexism portrayed in them generally put me off. However, I think the story line is captivating and that your review is very well written.

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Post by Stanley Ann » 02 Aug 2018, 07:53

I do love reading biographies and non-fictional stories very much and so I think I will it a try.

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