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Song of the Buffalo Boy #2019

Song of the Buffalo Boy When American soldiers departed Vietnam many left children behind like seventeen year old Loi whose fellow villagers ostracize her because she is con lai a half breed and a reminder of her country

  • Title: Song of the Buffalo Boy
  • Author: Sherry Garland
  • ISBN: 9780152000981
  • Page: 342
  • Format: Paperback
  • Song of the Buffalo Boy By Sherry Garland, When American soldiers departed Vietnam, many left children behind like seventeen year old Loi, whose fellow villagers ostracize her because she is con lai, a half breed and a reminder of her country s tragic civil war Only Khai, a young buffalo tender, shows her love and respect Promised in an arranged marriage to a cruel older man, Loi flees to Ho Chi Minh City AlongWhen American soldiers departed Vietnam, many left children behind like seventeen year old Loi, whose fellow villagers ostracize her because she is con lai, a half breed and a reminder of her country s tragic civil war Only Khai, a young buffalo tender, shows her love and respect Promised in an arranged marriage to a cruel older man, Loi flees to Ho Chi Minh City Along with thousands of others, she applies for the chance to leave for the United States through the Amerasian Homecoming Program, and faces the most important decision of her life Should she leave her beloved country, her family, and her gentle, loving Khai Includes a reader s guide, an author s note, and a glossary of Vietnamese words.

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    1. We need books like this that tell the story of half children who are caught between lines of race, society, identity, told from their own eyes even though Garland is not mixed herself I knew the Vietnamese word for half breed was bui doi, dust of life, but I had not realized the extent to which those children had been ostracized in Vietnam, nor how the American government established the Amerasian Transit Center to help them immigrate to the US The concept that mixed race children are symbols o [...]

    2. If you ve seen the play Miss Saigon, then you ll be prepared for the kind of emotional turmoil that goes on in this book Miss Saigon made a certain term popular for describing the Ameriasian children left behind after the War bui doi, the dust of life Song of the Buffalo Boy lends a different, harsher phrase con lai, half breed.The author has done an outstanding job of scattering small references of life in post War Vietnam that don t hold back Early on, we hear about a woman prematurely giving [...]

    3. Song Of The Buffalo Boy is a touching story of Loi, a Vietnamese daughter of an American soldier She has her eyes on Khai, a buffalo tender Khai really understands Loi and they create a plan to escape the village and get married Promised in an arranged marriage to Officer Hiep, a hard hearted older man and an abusive officer in their village, Loi flees to Saigon Ho Chi Minh City Along with thousands of others, she applies for the chance to go to the United States in search of his biological fath [...]

    4. Loi didn t ask t be different Yet, the people of her small village in Vietnam treat her like an outsider because she s the daughter of a Vietnamese mother and an American soldier a human reminder of the Vietnam War Only Khai, a buffalo tender, sees her for who she really is But when he professes his love for Loi, his parents disapprove of the match.When she is promised to a violent middle aged man instead, Loi escapes to Ho Chi Minh City where she plans to reunite with Khai, marry, and go to Ame [...]

    5. It is 1989 Loi is a half Vietnamese half American girl, an Amerasian, wich means for her snarky comments from people who look down on her living in a small village in rural Vietnam Her mother doesn t want to talk about the painfull period of when she met Loi s father, an American soldier during the Vietnam war.Loi is forced to marry Hiep, an abusive officer of the village commitee Loi has her eyes on Khai, a buffalo tender.He really understands Loi and they create a plan to escape the village an [...]

    6. This is a very wonderful, well written story Best book ever This book changes you which is why I like it so much Every time I read it I reflect back on it all the time, and then I have to go back and reread it because it s so good Very quick easy read

    7. Loi s life was a bit devastating, having forgotten her father s presence and being looked down as she is half American, she relied mostly on her mother, uncle, and khai, her mother used to be soft and soothing, but since their escape, she became cold, her uncle saved her mother and her herself from the soldier, since then he also became cold The only person she could talk to, and express her feelings, is Khai, a buffalo boy who is kind, and who went as far as to escape to Ho Chi Minh City, to go [...]

    8. When the American soldiers left Vietnam many children were left behind including Loi she is a Chon lai, she is half American and half Vietnamese Loi is in search for her dad and wants to go to America to find him When Loi was little she remembers fleeing from her home and being brought to a new village with her mother Now they live with her mother s uncle At a later age Loi fell in love with a boy named Khai The song of the buffalo boy by Sherry Garland clearly shows if you really love someone y [...]

    9. Song of The Buffalo Boy by Sherry Garland, is a book about a vietnamese girl whose dream is to meet her american father who fought in the war However to do so it was not easy The book narrates the challenges she goes through to over come her fears and dreams The book narrates the mother as an antagonist, however she is really a good lady trying to protect her daughter from getting into trouble by the vietnamis government, since it was illegal to have an american parent At the end of the novel th [...]

    10. A seventeen year old, Amerasian American and Vietnamese girl named Loi, lived in a village in Vietnam where most of the village treated her with disrespect, except for her family and a buffalo boy named Khai Soon after being forced to marry an abusive officer, Loi decided to escape from the village and go to Ho Chi Minh City to continue onto America where she could possibly find her American father With plot twists coming up and people coming into Loi s life, the storyline continues to grow Th [...]

    11. 3 1 2 I like reading the books my kids are required to read for school His was an interesting choice and tells the story of a Amerasian girl that was conceived during the Vietnam war when American soldiers where there The books spans her life and tells her story from a few years old to being 17 and trying to discover who she is There are many good discussion points and I can see why the teacher is having them read this for class Themes included are coming of age, dealing with hard decisions, hun [...]

    12. During the war between Vietnam and America, children with a mix of both races were left behind, like Loi Determined to find out about her father, Loi undertakes the journey to go to America but is forced to leave everything she once knew behind Including the truth Traveling to Ho Chi Minh City to go to America through an Amerasian Homecoming Program, she battles through the harsh world she grew up to know Loi begins to learn and understand what love and loss can be like Accompanied by the belove [...]

    13. This story had alot of love, betrayal, and making wise decisions This story talks about a girl who wants to marry her true love But, she can t because it would be a disgraced to her and other people s family Other people don t like her because she is mixed with Asian and American So, that means that they really don t allow Mixed People get marry Whether it s their decision or not She goes through tough decisions but, she knows what s best for her.

    14. This book highlighted the plight of a girl who is bi racial in a time and place where that was not accepted There was good characterization, and even though there were a few sappy parts, it was a pretty enjoyable story.

    15. Excellent Book Highly recommend I got this book because my 8th grade son was reading it and he is not a reader so I wanted to read it with him in case he had any questions or wanted to have a discussion.

    16. Enjoyed this book for youth It brings you into the world of Vietnam as well as the difficulties facing Amerasians there The characters were interesting and the story kept my interest I would recomend it to others.

    17. It was definitely one of my favorite books I just wished the author would have continued until the wedding I would have loved to read about that part It was such a cute book LOVED IT

    18. This was definitely not a book I would have chosen for myself, but it was ok The ending was not the best, and some of the plot could have gone in a different, better direction So, it was fine.

    19. This was the sweetest book ever such a wonderful love story I m hanging on to it for my Laken to read one day.

    20. cried my eyes out My mother started reading it to me on a redeye and I took it over when we landed Loved it.

    21. I thought this book was pretty good It wasn t the best book ever, but after some other ones I ve read, I don t think that this book was nearly as touching It was still good, but the ending seemed like it wasn t super realistic, though there could be a small chance of it happening I liked how the author made you feel like you really knew the characters, and I enjoyed the plot, even though the ending was kind of predictable to me, as you come to near it Over all though, I thought this was a good b [...]

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