This is a autobiography of Jean Fritz's childhood in China. Some parts of it are fictional, which the author explains why in the beginning.It's a very interesting autobiography. Jean was American, but born in China and lived there until she was about 13. She lived in China during a very rough period and she was impatient to get to America. When she finally did leave, she realized that she missed China. I don't think that is a surprise when you consider she was born there.Although parts of it were fictional, I found it to be a good autobiography. I liked reading about her childhood in China, about what she saw and experienced. I recommend this book to anyone who likes autobiographies and anyone who likes Jean Fritz.