The Long Season of Rain Epub ¸ Season of Kindle

The Long Season of Rain Epub ¸ Season of Kindle

The Long Season of Rain [PDF / Epub] ☉ The Long Season of Rain By Helen Kim – Larringtonlifecoaching.co.uk When the grey Korean Changma the rainy season arrives eleven year old Junehee resigns herself to long months cooped up with her sisters her mother and her grandmother But this year the Changma brings When the grey Korean Changma the rainy Season of Kindle ´ season arrives eleven The Long eBook Ö year old Junehee resigns herself to long months cooped up with Long Season of PDF/EPUB ¿ her sisters her mother and her grandmother But this year the Changma brings than water Orphaned by a mudslide a young boy comes to live in Junehee's house and stirs up long hidden secrets in her familyFor as the rain drums out its story on the sloped roofs of the village Junehee's own family story unfolds And Junehee soon realizes that her mother's sadness is tied to a long standing tradition that neglects women's dreams a tradition that Junehee hopes to break free of.


10 thoughts on “The Long Season of Rain

  1. Patrice Sartor Patrice Sartor says:

    Genre Historical fiction; coming of age story Eleven year old Junehee who tells the story through her viewpoint is a member of a traditional 1960s Korean family where her father’s mother lives with them They are comfortable in their economic state enough so that they can afford a helper Junehee is the second oldest of four daughters though her parents wanted to have a son as well for a long time So when they begin to take care of an orphan boy Pyungsoo the dynamics of their family alter in a number of ways Pyungsoo lost his family when the torrential rains caused his home to slide down a mountain Junehee’s mother is delighted to have a little boy in her house and strives to make him feel welcome Yet the oldest daughter Changhee Uhnni wants no part of Pyungsoo and threatens her younger sisters against being nice to him Junehee’s father is often absent He works long hours and then spends nearly every night away from the house Still the father wants the boy gone as soon as possible Junehee befriends Pyungsoo when she can though she is torn between wanting her mother to be happy and wanting to escape the warnings from Changhee Uhnni Over the summer Junehee slowly begins to learn the truth about where her father goes at night and she starts to understand that her mother is truly unhappy Her mother has little to no voice in her own home where her role is to take care of the children and the house and remain in the background as much as possible As time draws closer to find Pyungsoo an adoptive home Junehee’s mother becomes active in pursuing what she wants and actively states that she wants to keep the boy This drives a further wedge between members of the family one that Junehee sorely wishes to repair Junehee matures and advances towards womanhood after this summer Seeing how she deals with the problems she encounters and attempts to help mend her mother’s pain is inspiring Kim provides her readers with an insight into a culture and way of life that feels like it could be a real account instead of a novel Teens with siblings will especially grasp the difficulties often inherent in those relationships even if the characters are in Seoul instead of America The Long Season of Rain fulfills a number of needs of teen readers including those interested in foreign places and those who wish to better understand how tradition plays a role in the family


  2. Karina Escajeda Karina Escajeda says:

    Great book particularly for the believable young characters The sisters speak to each other authentically including being authentically mean to each other as well Pyungsoo One of the hardest things to get right about young adult fiction is the writing of how kids actually talk to each other at times truly mean and when not actually mean it is often flippant targeted or purposefully truthful in a way that is meant to wield power over siblings rivals and friends I found myself riveted by the interactions between the children Additionally Kim writes women well as well as the kinds of truthful conversations that children overhear and the kinds of authentic conversations with adults that they appreciate having It is a look at traditional Korean customs and values that does not judge from an American perspective


  3. Allison Allison says:

    This book gives a uniue look into the lives of a Korean family especially the relationships between adults and children in a patriarchal society


  4. Katie Sluiter Katie Sluiter says:

    Not too bad Of the 5 National Book Award novels from 1996 this is one that is still a good read 20 years later


  5. Kellyn Kellyn says:

    Junehee Lee is the second of four daughters in a conservative Korean family Her father is a military leader who freuently travels and even when home is distant and critical The story opens as the rainy season begins during the summer break from school A village is swept away by the rain and a young boy Pyungsoo is orphaned Pyungsoo comes to live with Junehee and her family His presence initiates a series of conflicts which nearly destroys the family Many family secrets are exposed including the father’s unfaithfulness and excessive drinkingThe story is told from the viewpoint of an eleven year old I recommend the story for those readers in 8th grade or aboveThe descriptions of the Korean family lifestyle and culture are very helpful in understanding this Asian culture


  6. Sarah Crawford Sarah Crawford says:

    This story takes place in Korea and centers on Junghee an 11 year old girl and her family which includes three sisters her mother her father a grandmother and eventually a boy who has become an orphanPyungsoo the orphan loses his family in a weather related catastrophe and moves in with Junghee and her family There's a lot of interesting snippets of Korean culture in the novel but mostly it's the story of a family that's sort of dysfunctional and how it tries to deal with everyday thingsThe father and mother don't get along; Chagnhee the oldest sister is bossy and nasty to Junghee The father doesn't want Pyungsoo in the family but the mother sort of does The grandmother finally solves the “problem” on her ownIt's an ok novel but for some reason it just didn't “grab” my interest that much


  7. Qi Yin Qi Yin says:

    This book is about a traditional Korean family The main character Junhee is the second daughter of the familythere are four daughters in the family Every relatives were saying that the next will be a son However the father often comes come late and only the mother is taking care of the whole household The mother has to do all the chores and listen to what the father and grandmother says She is not allowed to talk back to them In addition to that her voice is not being heard in the family either Later the mother left and the family seemed to be very empty The father decided to ask the mother backI like this book because it shows the role of men and women in the family I think that this is very similar to the traditional Chinese family because women is inferior to men


  8. Patrice Sartor Patrice Sartor says:

    Junehee matures and advances towards womanhood over the course of the summer the book chronicles Seeing how she deals with the problems she encounters and attempts to help mend her mother’s pain is inspiring Kim provides her readers with an insight into a culture and way of life that feels like it could be a real account instead of a novel Teens with siblings will especially grasp the difficulties often inherent in those relationships even if the characters are in Seoul instead of America The Long Season of Rain fulfills a number of needs of teen readers including those interested in foreign places and those who wish to better understand how tradition plays a role in the family


  9. Amy Amy says:

    This was an excellent read I've been collecting books for when my daughter is older and from a variety of cultural perspectives This book is set in Korea in the 1960's The author addresses gender roles and cultural traditions regarding marriage as well as giving the reader a picture of the home architecture food climate and clothing of Korea This would make a great middle school read but is also easily enjoyed by adults It's a sad story in many ways but it doesn't leave the reader without hope


  10. Kathy Kathy says:

    Enjoyed this book very much Enjoyed reading about the struggles other women face Although the book is told from a girl's point of view the book is really the mother's story Made me feel grateful for my own situation The book does have some fairly adult situations that move the story along Dad has other women drinks some abusive discipline plus cultural issues so I would recommend for over age 12


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