A Journey of Self-Discovery
JS Lee explores the complicated issues of abuse, adoption, and identity in this uniquely told story about Shay, a Korean adoptee, who finds herself trapped in a catatonic state and is forced to face the memories she’s been trying to repress for far too long.
Lee takes us on a journey of self-discovery, but perhaps more importantly self-forgiveness and reconciliation. Abuse, by its very nature is a heavy topic, which inevitably shapes our identity. Our family circumstances also impact who we become and how we see ourselves, which is all the more complicated when adoption is part of the mix. Lee deftly handles these issues in a serious way without being heavy-handed or morose. At the end of the novel, you will be left with a sense of peace and hopefulness. –Krystina S.