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This review is from: THE NAO OF BROWN (Hardcover)
My first thought is that I'm not too keen on the use of the word 'haafu' to describe mixed race Japanese people, and wouldn't recommend anyone using it. But some mixed race Japanese people do use it, so it's not out of character for Nao Brown in the story to do so.
That aside, this is a beautiful book, and one to read over and over again. There's a study guide to it by that the author recommends, but doesn't fully endorse here [...] for anyone struggling. I struggled with the correct meaning of Nao's constant ranking of things out of ten. Anyone else doing so should look at the washing machine settings on the front cover. ;)