A Trail From The Past
I would like to read Lindo and Waverly Jong’s stories. During our group discussions of the book I was intrigued by Waverly’s story of her love for chess. Also, I know very little about the mother Lindo. I would hope that by reading her story I would come to understand why she treated Waverly the way that she did. Finally I would like to read it because Waverly’s story took place while she was a kid, while my story Rose was already an adult. I think it would be interesting to hear a story that covers many years rather than a few months.
My favorite quote is said by An-mei Hus, “ ‘You must think for yourself, what you must do. If someone tells you, then you are not trying,’ ” (Tan 140). I love this quote because it is something that isn’t specific to the book, it is a good quote for life in general. If you always follow others you won’t be able to make a decision when it really matters. Also if you do what others tell you to do then you will never be truly happy. I also love it because your friend and family are going to have different opinions on how and what you should do with your life, but you only have life one to live. They have lived or are living their own life already, they don’t get two lives. You don’t get two lives either. We have one shot and you should do everything according to how you want your life should go.