Lucky GirlLucky Girl by Mei-Ling Hopgood

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

As an adoptee and journalist, Lucky Girl was a way for me to live vicariously through Hopgood — although I have never searched for my biological parents, knowing that she found her biological family allowed me to see the process through her eyes.

The book chronicles over a decade of letters, meetings and online chats between Hopgood and her two families, as Hopgood makes sense of her life and what could have been.  It is a detailed narrative that also notes the adoption process.  As Hopgood finds the answers to many of the questions I also have, I found myself switching between relief that I have not learned all that she has and jealous tears.

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