From Jennifer J. Chow, author of the award-winning The 228 Legacy, comes a young adult novel about immigrant struggles and family conflict. It's 1880 in Fresno, California when 17-year-old Topaz Woo dies after giving birth. She can get an extension in a non-physical body if she uses The Ten Commandments to influence her newborn.
Over the course of ten years, she finds herself stymied in parenting by intergenerational drama and spiritual battle. Will she adjust to an otherworldly existence and give her daughter a solid foundation? Or will she become mired in family disputes and forfeit her soul to evil?
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Interesting concept but sadly underdeveloped
Wished that change lives.
This is a fairly sad tale. The main character dies in childbirth in the first chapter and makes a deal to observe her newborn for 10 years. Contrasting her religion of worshipping their ancestors and keeping the ten commandments was difficult for Topaz. I don't want to give any spoilers, but I wish there had been some explanations given to Topaz to make her choices a little easier. I voluntarily reviewed this audio book after receiving an advanced copy that I requested.