“Sophia is just your typical half Samoan-half white teenager in 1970's New Zealand, wishing for a pair of go-go boots and dealing with dumb little brothers. Her diary entries document her growing understanding of the challenges facing her Pacific Islander community, including 'dawn raids' where Islanders are used as scapegoats for a struggling economy and taken from their houses in the middle of the night for deportation. Readers will see many parallels to the struggles faced by communities in the United States today and cheer for Sophia as she makes new friends and find her unique voice. Give this to everyone who likes epistolary novels and historical fiction. ”Cecilia, East City Bookshop
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