Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet

Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet

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Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet is Jamie Ford's novel about Henry, a Chinese American boy who met Keiko, a Japanese American girl who later was sent to an internment camp along with her family.

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  • Heather Medina
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "This is a fantastic book about love and family that everyone needs to read at some point or another. It really focuses on the struggles that the Japanese faced and really humanizes their plight in a way you won't get from history books or articles. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone. You won't be disappointed."
  • Eduardo Piña
    Written on March 5, 2018
    "What's most appealing about this book about the experience of Asian Americans during WWII is the fact that one gets a deeper understanding of historical events, but also grows to understand contemporary issues. The past shades the present. While a book for adults, the main characters are 12 years-old, and it is refreshing to read about young people with sympathy and depth. "
  • Alexander Mills
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet is not bad by any means, but it's a typical blast-to-the-past type plot where the main character goes back to the 1940's to live life during the war. It's interesting, and it definitely had its good spots, but there were a few boring stretches. It's worth a read, if nothing else, but I certainly wouldn't rush out to get it."
    Judy Weber
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "I don't know if it was recommended by NBC's Today Show but it was a good book and hard to put down. I learned about this book from an article somewhere else and it is probably recommended by lots of outlets. If you like good historical fiction, it's a really good book to read."
    Paul Holland
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "One of the few people that didn't care for this book at all. I found it to be rather boring. I didn't like the writing style. I didn't like the main character. Give it a read though and find out for yourself as most people love the dang thing, I don't understand how but they do."
    Walter Flores
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "This is a captivating book recommended by the Today Show. The interactions and tragedy between the two main characters is a really compelling story. You won't set this one down. "
    Harry Wallace
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "This was a good book. I chose to read it after seeing in on a recommended book list."
  • Kathryn Woods
    Written on April 13, 2018
    "This book is great for Asian American teens. It is totally relatable and not stereotypical like so many other books in this genre."
  • Matthew Graham
    Written on April 15, 2018
    "A tragic story worth reading. It has kept my interest since the start which isn't easy at all. Go read it."
  • Teresa Harvey
    Written on April 29, 2018
    "I don't think you could ever find a more touching, impactful, and heartwrenching book mostly set in a hotel. Jamie Ford's writing brings you straight back to the 1940s as Henry remembers his past love and the tragedies of the internment camps during that time. This book gives the reader a clear perspective of young and old Henry's thought processes and emotions. "
  • Anthony Dunn
    Written on April 18, 2018
    "I love all things WWII related, fiction and nonfiction, and this book meets my high standards. I found Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet to be poignant and classically written."
  • Roy Griffin
    Written on April 15, 2018
    "A story of immigrants meeting in times of loneliness and bonding over their cultural differences of their youth. A young American boy named John meets a Japanese girl named, Keiko, and together they bond over the course of their stay at an internment camp during WWII. The story is bitter sweet and sometimes downtrodden, but ultimately endearing with the friendship that these two strangers share in times of trouble."
  • Danielle Edwards
    Written on May 3, 2018
    "My brother came to me asking about books set in the 1940's but I did not know any. We decided to go to the store and after shopping around decided to buy Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet. The store owner told us that this was a really moving story. After reading it my brother told me the clerk was right."
  • Nathan Griffin
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet is a book by Jamie Ford. It is available from Amazon for $11.84 for a paperback. It is the story of a Chinese American boy named Henry and how he met Keiko who later ends up being sent to an internment camp. This has been a great seller on Amazon and has outstanding reviews. It is story that covers a sad time in American history. I hope people read the story and it helps prevent anything like it from happening again."
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  • Teresa Perry
    Written on March 6, 2018
    "If you enjoy romance novels, don't pass this one up. The descriptive imagery is fantastic. You feel like you are almost there with them on the journey."
  • Tyler Wilson
    Written on March 11, 2018
    "Love that transcends race. It transcends hardship. It transcends injustice. A simply beautiful book about a core component of life. So simple and beautiful. So powerful. This hype is real. this book is love."
  • Brittany Welch
    Written on March 1, 2018
    "Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet is a sappy love story that just really couldn't hold my attention. I made it about a quarter of the way through before I just had to give up."

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