READ & DOWNLOAD ↠ Escaping the Tiger

SUMMARY Escaping the Tiger

READ & DOWNLOAD ↠ Escaping the Tiger õ Caught in the crossroads of history can a boy keep his hope and his sister alive Vonlai knows that soldiers who guard the Mekong River shoot at anything that moves but in oppressive Communist Laos there's nothing left for him his spirited sister Dalah and his desperate parents Their only hope is a refugeCaught in the crossroads of history can a boy keep his hope and his sister alive Vonlai knows that soldiers who guard the Mekong River shoot at anything that moves but in oppressive Communist Laos there's nothing left for him his spirited sister Dalah and his desperate parents Their only hope is a refugee camp in Thailand on the other side of the river When they re. “Escaping the tiger to face the crocodile”Escaping the Tiger a historical fiction novel by Laura Manivong is full of a strong consistent fight for survival power will pride and strength I always thought that life in a refugee camp was filled with waiting and not the most comfortable of conditions like my mom had described I was somewhat always aware about what had happened I feel people should know about what happened It makes you realise what else was going on in the world around the 80’s that you may have been unaware about while it also makes you reconsider some of your thoughts on the refugee crisis that is currently taking place Escaping the Tiger is about Vonlai a 12 year old Laotian boy and his family in the early 1980s Vonlai and his family must flee from Laos and spend four years in a refugee camp in Thailand The story navigates through the struggle of living through discrimination the “Tiger” and adapting to whatever situation he’s in the “Crocodile” The book also rollercoasters through the characters’ emotions not just in Vonlai’s life but in his peers as well Although the book got uninteresting at points it has a spiritually uplifting ending It’s good to hear a story that gets the life of a Laotian refugee acrossWhen the book begins it immediately gives the reader the setting The author explains the situation straight forward in the first few chapters The story takes place in Laos Thailand and America The environment across the Mekong has been destroyed The reader starts to understand why Vonlai wants to leave in the first thirty pages A little later on the story advanced through flashbacks of Vonlai’s hopes and dreams You learn of Vonlai’s dreams to become a architect in America after looking at his father’s architecture books The story overall is very simple and told with strong emotion It was really hard not to read this book because of how much you wanted to see the end goal With background info the characters or the story the reader is rather hooked even in the first few pages But once you begin to understand the characters Laura Manivong tells a beautiful tale of adventure risk courage and love A character Meh is one of the realistic characters as realistic fiction novels go Meh takes care of her family but she also sinks into a depression because its not thee life they use to have; not wanting to get out of bed not wanting to move stuck in the same position The setting as well as the characters really shapes the book uite well All in all the book is worth reading Escaping the Tiger tells an important story that isn't well known with Laotian people and the hardships they face in their Communist home country as well as in the refugee camps the facts are disturbing But in contrast the characters in this novel are uplifting and reflect that there are a lot of successful Laotian immigrants The novel is ground up with small happy moments that keep the story from being too bland It's a steady read moving through but rarely boring since there are many little battles going on within the people and with others The little feelings or pieces that people might overlook about living in a refugee camp are the feelings of loneliness starvation selfish and hope that come with the situation are well portrayed What really pulled this story together was the afterword It’s about the authors husband Troy Anousone Manivong Who spent eight months in Na Pho refugee camp in 1988 when he was eighteen The character Vonlai reflects Troy and his stories that he shared with Laura Manivong The book was great I would recommend Escaping the Tiger if you like very historical books It’s a solid 910 young adult book

Laura Manivong µ 8 READ & DOWNLOAD

Ach the camp their struggles are far from over Na Pho is a forgotten place where life consists of sualid huts stifling heat and rationed food Still Vonlai tries to carry on as if everything is normal He pays attention in school a dusty barrack overcrowded with kids too hungry to learn And to forget his empty stomach he plays soccer in a field full of rocks But when. This historical fiction novel is about a 12 year old Laotian boy and his family in the early 1980s Vonlai and his family must flee from Laos and spend four years in a refuge camp in Thailand Due to its content surrounding political events this book is appropriate for children ages 11 14 The author draws you into the the story with her dangerous and eventually hopeful plot as well as the realistic characters she creates This book may be used in a classroom setting to give students a glimpse into the life of a refugee or the life of a person living under communist rule

READ & DOWNLOAD ¹ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF µ Laura Manivong

Escaping the TigerSomeone inside the camp threatens his family Vonlai calls on a forbidden skill to protect their future a future he's sure is full of promise if only they can make it out of Na Pho alive In her compelling debut Laura Manivong has written an evocative story that is vividly real strongly affecting and at its heart about hope that resonates in even the darkest moments. An amazing debut from Laura Manivong