The name of my book review book is So far from the Bamboo Grove. The author Of the book is Yoko Kawashima Watkins , and the date of the book was published in 1986.
The major characters are Yoko (little one), Ko, Mother , and Hideyo. The major conflict in the story is that there was a war going on between Korea and Japan. Yoko and her family had to leave Northern Korea, because they were Japanese. If they would have stayed they would have been killed by the Korean communist army. Their problem was solved when the war ended between the two countries. But one of the best gifts Yoko , and her family could ever get was winning the war.
I have learned more than I ever imagined about the war, and about Asia. I learned that in the time when Yoko was a young girl that to attend a ceremony or a banquet they had to have their parents or a male to accompany them. Also usually everyday they have to fill up their canteens with water to drink. When its time to eat everyday they use mess kits to cook, and clean. I think that in the countryside in Asia they are not very modern as to compared to the city.
I think that this book is one of the best books I have ever read. I was really shocked when I read that three communist soldiers had found Yoko, and her family. But it was wonderful when Yoko, and Ko (her sister) reunited with Hideyo. I recommend that you read this book because when you read it you will just love it.