Children with no identity, come alive during the night.
China, a small village, the 1980’s.
Ming was an only child born to loving parents during the ‘one child per family’ regime ,known as the “one child policy”,. She was lucky enough to be an only child but many in her village were not!
Second-born children were hidden by their families from the authorities – kept up at night and hidden asleep under their houses during the day.
“Children of the Night” fascinated Ming and she sneaked out to join them. She began staying up at night and playing with her friends until she too, started sleeping during the day.
One night, the authorities raided her village, and brutally removed all the ‘identity less’ children who were playing outside at night, including Ming, despite her mother’s screams that she is an only child. The militia took them to a remote children’s house for re-education.
Under harsh conditions of cold, hunger and physical abuse, Ming spends her adolescence there, even though she has an identity and belongs with her family. Her deep longing for her parents and home, instill in her a strong desire to escape.
Will she succeed?
I received "Children of the Night" by TC Paul to review on my blog!
This story is about Ming. She is an only child that spends her time with the children of the night. China has a one child rule and she is very lucky compared to other individuals in her village. Many children were hidden away during the day by their families.
One day,Ming and her friends are captured by the authorities,even though she was considered an only child. She is sent to a distant house with the other children. She has received alot of abuse,during her time there. Ming often feels lonely and misses her family very much. And she tries her best to escape that horrid situation.
The novel is well-written and filled with very emotional situations.
I highly recommend this book!
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