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Thursday, October 1, 2020

Extra Book - The Last Story of Mina Lee

 Book: The Last Story of Mina Lee

Author: Nancy Jooyoun Kim

Pages: 305

This is my 63rd read for the year

I joined Book of the Month Book Box, and this was my first pick from that.  I am pretty excited to be back in the United States and have more access to monthly boxes.  

This is the story of Margot and her mother, Mina.  Margot has not seen her mother in almost a year, and has decided to go and visit her.  She has been calling her mom to let her know she is coming, but has not gotten an answer.  When Margot shows up at her mother's apartment, she discovered that she had died.  The death seems like an accident, but Margot is not so sure.

The book goes back and forth between Margot trying to solve the mystery of her mother's death, and dealing with her past - and Mina's story.  How she came to be in Los Angeles from Korea - and what she was escaping from.  Margot pieces together her mother's history and gets to the bottom of the mystery of her death and struggles to learn who her mother really was.

This book was fine.  It wasn't especially well written and I really didn't like the end.  The book fell apart in the end for me.  The plot was a bit all over the place.  I really cannot recommend it.

Stars: 3

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