I Grew My Boobs in China

I Grew My Boobs in China SIHPROMATUM Sip row may tum is a memoir series of one family s four year backpacking adventure around the world The first installment I Grew my Boobs in China is the beginning of an intensely fasci

  • Title: I Grew My Boobs in China
  • Author: Savannah Grace
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 406
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • SIHPROMATUM Sip row may tum is a memoir series of one family s four year backpacking adventure around the world The first installment, I Grew my Boobs in China , is the beginning of an intensely fascinating, sobering, and emotional memoir of Savannah s introspective and innovative family adventure.In 2005, 14 year old Savannah Grace s world is shattered when her motherSIHPROMATUM Sip row may tum is a memoir series of one family s four year backpacking adventure around the world The first installment, I Grew my Boobs in China , is the beginning of an intensely fascinating, sobering, and emotional memoir of Savannah s introspective and innovative family adventure.In 2005, 14 year old Savannah Grace s world is shattered when her mother unexpectedly announces that she and her family mother, 45 brother, 25 sister, 17 would soon embark on an incredible, open ended journey When everything from her pets to the house she lived in is either sold, given away or put in storage, this na ve teenage girl runs headlong into the reality and hardships of a life on the road.These pages do not describe a vacation to semi exotic locales protected from the local culture by a veneer of private transportation, scheduled meals, and ritzy hotels The family lives and travels as the local people do, a distinction that generates fascinating and unusual experiences rich in multicultural insights, as told from the perspective of a budding young author with a traveler s eye for detail.Built around a startling backdrop of over eighty countries I Grew my Boobs in China relates the family s adventures in China and Mongolia , this is a tale of feminine maturation of Savannah s metamorphosis from ing nue to woman of the world Nibbling roasted duck tongues in China and being stranded in Mongolia s Gobi Desert are just two experiences that contribute to Savannah s exploration of new cultures and to the process of adapting to the world around her.

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    1. Book Info: Genre: MemoirReading Level: Young AdultRecommended for: Anyone who is interested in stories about travel experiencesAnimal things: girl has to give up all her pets (birds, hamsters, lizards, dogs); graphic depiction of animal slaughterMy Thoughts: I'm not normally a person who reads memoirs, so this is a bit of a departure for me. However, the author has written this in a style like a novel, just telling a story, and it's very readable.The scene where Savannah had to give up Harrison [...]

    2. Wanderlust. It inspires us and shapes so many of our lives - whether we live it or inherit it, or just glimpse it from afar. Ms. Grace gives us valuable insight into her own personal views. Oh, to be so wise at such a young age. I admire Ms. Grace and her ability to share, thus the book gets a 5 star. Cheers! I greatly look forward to more from this author.

    3. I dare you to read this book and not fall in love with it. Seriously, I dare you to. If you have been looking for a memoir that will make you smile, make you laugh and help you to look at the world through different eyes, this is surely the one to do it. The first portion of this memoir tells the story of the average teenage girl. She is somewhat insecure, has had plenty of experience being the new kid in town and is trying to settle into a rhythm in her young life. She loves her dog, her best f [...]

    4. It took me forever to finish this, but it's only because life got in the way. Plus, I think I'm just not the target audience for it.First thing's first - this is a non-fiction book, a travel memoir of Savannah Grace's that she wrote out to read like fiction.Maybe it was because I knew it was non-fiction, but I just couldn't get into it as I would with a fiction book. I'm just not a non-fiction reader.Second, it's so hard reviewing a book based on real events that the author lived through. This i [...]

    5. "I finally pushed through that barrier of stubbornness I’d always carried to see a new reality, one where I was unbelievably blessed by all the wonderful, positive things in my life. It was more than just an abstract concept, as if all the colours of the spectrum simultaneously blended into a white light that burst through my soul. I felt as pure as the crystal waters below" What beautiful writing! This young author with this amazing debut has a great future.This book was particularly engaging [...]

    6. I picked this book because it fit the "read a book about a place that you have always wanted to visit" part of my reading challenge for this year. I am so glad that I made that choice. Savannah is wonderful writer. The pictures that her words paint are priceless. I am so glad that I was able to "visit" a place I have always wanted to go, and I didn't have to eat the hairy biscuits while I was there. Thank you Grace family for sharing your amazing adventures.

    7. Wauw! This is the first book in a long while that thaught me a lot while it also offered me a great and entertaining read. Normally I find books with true stories rather boring. This time it was different. Though Savannah Grace tells us a story about the big journey she and her family made, this wasn't a dull diary or something like that. It was a funny, well writen, interesting book that invites you into a new world and encourages you to read further and further and to travel further and furthe [...]

    8. When I was 11 years old, I took a year long tour through the orient and around the world with my parents. So I could immediately identify with both the author's discomfort when the frenetic pursuit of acceptance among her friends was interrupted and with the more mature sense of her identity that emerged as she learned how to accept, and become accepted by, many new and different friends in her journeys through China and Mongolia. This is a book that many a parent will be inclined to give to a c [...]

    9. I Love SIHPROMATUM. I can't put it down. Right now we're having goat soup in a get in Mongolia. YUCK. I am so In love with each of you individually and as a family. Savannah, 15 years old, writes with mirth and such enlightened depth the longer and farther she is from their home in BC Canada -- and yet she includes so much cultural and descriptive information about their experience, I can visualize each scene in my mind. I am recommending it to my friends, but honestly, I didn't know how to say [...]

    10. Very interesting and well written for a 15 year old. I suspect I will enjoy the sequels more as Savannah matures.

    11. Insightful writing of a teenager pulled away from a comfortable life deep into the tricks of a year-long travel. Frustration, complaints are a big part of the first chapters since Savannah first didn't want to go. It feels great to then see her point of view change and open up on what life truly is once we step out of our bubble. A read every parent should offer to their kids if they plan or not a long trip. Life is out there!

    12. I very much enjoyed reading this real adventure, but I am not sure I am cut out for this type of traveling. A little bit too rustic for me!Looking forward to the next book.

    13. I love this enchanting memoir/travel book by Savannah Grace. She is 14 as the book begins in 2005, when her tranquil life in Vancouver, Canada takes an abrupt change. After her parents’ divorce, Savannah’s mother decides to sell everything to backpack through China and Mongolia for a year with Savannah and two of her three siblings: Bree, 17, and Ammon, 25. Savannah suffers the emotional trauma of leaving everything behind—friends, a comfortable lifestyle, her adored dog—for the unknown [...]

    14. I don’t usually enjoy memoirs, but this YA book pulls you in straight away, fueled by a reluctant teen traveller’s abrasive moods, a quality writer’s powerful and evocative descriptions, a perceptive young woman’s attention to lessons learned, and all the wonder and excitement of backpacking through Asia. Beautifully written sensory details transport the reader simultaneously to the far side of the world and into the mind of a fourteen-year-old girl, and the book becomes a journey filled [...]

    15. I just finished this story that was so much fun to read, and I am already looking forward to the next installment of their travels. The author the youngest of this family that is traveling the world is 14 when the books starts, and it takes us on their adventures through China and Mongolia. I love the start of the title- “Sihpromatum” which is defined as (a blessing that first appears to be a curse), and this is exactly what it was for the author. I the beginning we definitely can feel the a [...]

    16. Wow!!!!!! This book is amazing!!! Lately (before reading this book) I was stuck and couldn't find any really good books This is by far my favourite book of all time! Awesome story. Really cool to think about the fact that this isn't fiction, this is really what happened!! I love that! Savannah is so nice, meeting her and staying in touch is great! Being able to read a book and talk to the author is incredible! It's also great to be able to look at pictures (sihpromatum.wordpress)! One of the man [...]

    17. After Her parents get divorced Savannah's mom decides she needs a change in her life. She decides to take three of her children on a year long trip. They sell all they're things and get rid of the pets and pack up and go. This is Savannah's take on the trip. They story which is non fiction is about the first leg of the trip. It kept me interested and I learned quite a bit as well. I was very impressed by the families ability to adapt to the ever changing conditions and customs of the many laces [...]

    18. The thing I think I appreciated the most about this book was Savannahs honesty. She doesnt relay the past as though she enjoyed every moment of it and never once complained about how hard it was to leave everything behind and travel through countries without flushing toilets, cold water, and english speakers. It was very refreshing. She does a great job of not only expressing her own feelings but also the perspective of her brother, mother and sister - each with a cery different outlook from the [...]

    19. Loved this! Although it's written from the perspective of a 14 year old girl, it doesn't read like a YA book. It's well-structured and tightly written, and the author doesn't take herself or her travels too seriously to be a fun read. I wasn't ready for the journey to end, and can't wait till the next installment is released. Highly recommended.

    20. The imagery has me wanting to grab my back pack and hit the road again! The insights, the growth, the prose, the accounts of a traveller are true, deep and inspiring. To be able to have the opportunities Savannah were given, however reluctant to accept them, could make any traveller jealous of those lost year!

    21. I am now hooked on travel/backpacking true story adventures. What a great way to travel to new places around the world!

    22. Description according to : "SIHPROMATUM (Sip-row-may-tum) is a memoir series of one family’s four-year backpacking adventure around the world. The first installment, I Grew my Boobs in China, is the beginning of an intensely fascinating, sobering, and emotional memoir of Savannah’s introspective and innovative family adventure."Ms. Grace was 14 years old when her mother announced they would be selling everything and embarking upon a backpack trip beginning in China.  It was the last thing [...]

    23. ExcellentI was a bit apprehensive about reading this, but once i started, i just couldn't stop. The journey is quite amazing and interesting, very descriptive and captivated me. Just an excellent read!!

    24. A wonderfully vivid portrait of a family hitting the road. Not everyone is born a traveler. But that doesn't stop some from becoming hardcore nomads. This story is an expressive example of such a transformation. Each page of this family upping sticks for life on the road is packed with emotional highs and lows written with deep honesty and startling clarity. Savannah holds nothing back. I have never world traveled with my paternal family like this but reading Savannah's story I felt like I was e [...]

    25. 3.5/5 Sihpromatum: A blessing that initially appears to be a curse.Vancouver, Canada: Fourteen year old Savannah thought it was the end of the world when her newly divorced mother (Maggie 45 yrs.) decided that she would pull her two daughters (Breanna 17 yrs.) out of school and travel for a year. Accompanying them would be already seasoned traveller - older brother Ammon, 25 yrs. "We were going to pack up everything, we were going to travel around the world, and we were going to live out of back [...]

    26. I was a bit skeptical about reading this book because of the title originally as it seemed gimmicky. But I'm glad I went ahead and decided to read it as it turned out to be quite interesting and enjoyable. And since it is the first of a few books about the trip, there's a lot of adventure to be had in the series.At the age of 14, Savannah is told by her mother that they are going to get rid of everything (including beloved pets) and go backpacking around the world for a year. As to be expected, [...]

    27. Can you imagine swimming in mud? Sleeping in a room the size of a king-sized bed? Or, sleeping on a bus with a bed? Savannah Grace has done all of these things and more.In her first book, Sihpromatum, Savannah tells her true story of backpacking across the globe. At fourteen years old, Savannah is shocked when her mother decides to surprise her family with a year long backpacking journey.From the outset, Savannah is dead set against the idea, but even her anger can’t stop it from happening. Be [...]

    28. A Wonderful, Beautiful Coming-of-age StoryI absolutely loved this story, and it’s not even the type of story I typically read. Savannah Grace tells a beautiful story of her family’s experience on a backpacking trip that began when she was fourteen and started in China. Grace’s description of the sites and experiences are rich and inspire the imagination, and since I’ve been to China I very much identified with her experiences and observations. However, what really got me was the story of [...]

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