Bamboo People by Mitali Perkins

Bamboo People

Mitali Perkins

272 pages first pub 2010 (editions)

fiction historical young adult emotional fast-paced


Bang! A side door bursts open. Soldiers pour into the room. They're shouting and waving rifles. I shield my head with my arms. It was a lie! I think, my mind racing.Girls and boys alike are screaming. The soldiers prod and herd some of us together...

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Community Reviews Summary of 185 reviews


reflective 100%
hopeful 83%
adventurous 66%
challenging 66%
emotional 66%
informative 50%
sad 50%
tense 50%
inspiring 33%


fast 87%
slow 12%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 71% | Plot: 28%

Strong character development?

Yes: 100%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 87% | No: 12%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 100%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

No: 71% | It's complicated: 14% | Yes: 14%

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