Thought Provoking

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Censoring people's voices was a huge focus on this book and it really opened up my eyes to how China handles people they see as a threat to their political system within their own country. The author, Te-Ping Chen, is a reporter with the Wall Street Journal and had previously been a correspondent for the paper in Beijing and Hong Kong. I love that the main characters in the book are the twins, one boy and one girl so this brought up the discussion on the child number limit in China. Then one twin because the gamer while the other is a social justice warrior. Its unfortunate that they were so close as kids and grew apart to not understanding one another at all.

The additional stories came as a surprise to me because I was so invested in the twin's stories but there should be a trigger warning for women that had a man follow her to another city just in case a reader has had a tragic experience.