Homesick: My Own Story

by Jean Fritz
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What is the story "Homesick" about?

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The book is essentially about a 12 year old girl named Jean from America, who attends a British-run school in China, where her family are missionaries. She has to discover who she is, and is confused about various loyalties and identities. The main theme is identity, as Jean and other characters struggle to discover who they are, and what role their country or upbringing plays in that.

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