This is the story about a Japanese mother named Tamura and an American father named Aaron during World War II. The daughter Satomi isn’t sure where she belongs as she feels she is not American and not Japanese. She has trouble in school with friends and her dad wished she was a boy so she could help and contribute to the family farm.
Aaron decides to join the Navy and is sent to Pearl Harbor where he dies during an attach. The government turns on Tamura and Satomi forcing them to leave their home, taking all their money and possessions and sending them to an internment camp.
During this time Satomi comes to embrace her Japanese culture. This is a story or love and loss Tamura and Satomi face. The author makes you feel as if you are part of this story and you cannot put it down because you have to find out how it ends. I give this book 4 stars.