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Our Missing Hearts
Our Missing Hearts
Author: Celeste Ng
Twelve-year-old Bird Gardner lives a quiet existence with his loving but broken father, a former linguist who now shelves books in a university library. His mother Margaret, a Chinese American poet, left the family when he was nine years old without a trace. Bird knows to not ask too many questions, stand out too much, ...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780593492543
ISBN-10: 0593492544
Publication Date: 10/4/2022
Pages: 352
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.

3.8 stars, based on 11 ratings
Publisher: Penguin Press
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback
Members Wishing: 105
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Helpful Score: 2
Unlike her first three novels, Our Missing Hearts, while a work of fiction, reads like a social commentary. Set in a Dystopian society after "the crisis" Ng paints us a picture of what happens when government over reach is accepted and we do not learn from the mistakes of the past. Prophetic, heartbreaking, and thought provoking, this book will remain with you long after you turn the last page.
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Helpful Score: 1
What a powerful book! If you love books, libraries and freedom, if you care about parent/child bonds, this story will make you want to cry. Beautifully written, carefully imagined, distressingly possible, achingly upsetting. The people who felt this book was just so-so: I don't know what is wrong with them.
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Helpful Score: 1
Interesting concept for a book, but the plot dragged so slowly for me I couldn't get into it. Also, I hate an ending that leaves me hanging.
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