Vi by Kim Thuy | Book Review


Pages: 144
Publication: Random House Canada
Release date: April 10, 2018
How I got the copy: Penguin Random House Canada
Rating: 2/5

Vi is a heartbreaking story of a family who has to make a new life for themselves in Canada after escaping the Vietnam War that destroys the life they’ve known.

Told in short chapters, which reads as a collection of essay’s, this short book bounces around the world telling Vi’s hectic and heavy-hearted life story.

At times I found it hard to keep track of the books timeline that bounces from different story to story in each chapter. Which caused the book to feel disconnected in my opinion.

As important as this story is with its topic of the Vietnam War and refugees, I just didn’t find myself really enjoying the story and not once was I completely immersed in the story, by the characters or writing. I unfortunately didn’t enjoyed this but the production of this book is beautiful!

For now, I’m going to hold onto this book and hopefully come back to it in the future. I’m interested in knowing if my enjoyment of this this story will change and/or if the story will impact me differently as I get older.

This book was translated from French.

*A copy of this book was provided by Penguin Random House Canada in exchange for an honest review*