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Trang Thanh Tran

Forfatter af She Is a Haunting

2+ Værker 395 Medlemmer 11 Anmeldelser

Værker af Trang Thanh Tran

She Is a Haunting (2023) 393 eksemplarer, 11 anmeldelser
They Bloom at Night (2025) 2 eksemplarer

Associated Works

Night of the Living Queers: 13 Tales of Terror & Delight (2023) — Bidragyder — 68 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse

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I really enjoy horror tales in which the house itself is the villain. The first half of the book is wonderful, spooky and mysterious, but it felt like it went on too long and then just.....ended. That being said the concept of colonialism rotting the house from the inside out was a very nuanced and unique way to tell a haunted house story.
jenkies720 | 10 andre anmeldelser | Jun 7, 2024 |
She is a Haunting follows the story of seventeen-year-old Jade Nguyen, who is spending the summer in Vietnam with her estranged father while he fixes up the family's old colonial house, in the hopes of gaining income by renting the home out to vacationers in the future. We learn very early on in the book that Jade has somewhat of an exhausting life; she constantly has to pretend to be what she's not depending on where she is and who is around. For example, when it comes to her family, she needs to pretend she's straight; when home in America she needs to be as "Americanized" as possible, and vice versa when she's in Vietnam. Even though she and her father have a strained relationship, Jade keeps reminding herself to "play nice and play house" in order to convince her dad to pay for her college tuition. In midst of Jade playing pretend to satisfy those around her, she begins to experience supernatural things in the house; she suffers from sleep paralysis, finds bug parts all over the house, sees ghosts and endures warnings from her ancestors. This book was interesting, in that the "horror" aspect was creepy enough to keep me reading, but the fleshing out of the main character, and character development in general, wasn't exactly stellar. I think this book would be enjoyable for high school students who are fans of the horror genre, and I do think that a great selling point to this story is Jade's bisexuality and the pressure that her Vietnamese heritage puts on her to be a certain way.… (mere)
RaeDCordova | 10 andre anmeldelser | Apr 17, 2024 |
Lyrical and beautifully written! I think I'd enjoy it more as an audio so I could get the cadence of the writing and storytelling more. Will try again later...
eboods | 10 andre anmeldelser | Feb 28, 2024 |
WHAT?! Brutally crushing but beautifully written. Will stay with me for quite a while. Unlike anything I’ve read before.
the.lesbian.library | 10 andre anmeldelser | Jan 15, 2024 |




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