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The Happiest Refugee

Author:  Anh Do
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Anh Do nearly didn't make it to Australia. His entire family came close to losing their lives on the sea as they escaped from war-torn Vietnam in an overcrowded boat. But nothing - not murderous pirates, nor the imminent threat of death by hunger, disease or dehydration as they drifted for days - could quench their desire to make a better life in the country they had dreamed about. Life in Australia was hard, an endless succession of back-breaking work, crowded rooms, ruthless landlords and make-do everything. Things got harder when their father left home when Anh was 13, and their mother struggled to support the family on her own. His mother's sacrifice was an inspiration to Anh. Another inspiration was the comedian Anh met when he was about to sign on for a 60-hour a week corporate job. Anh asked how many hours he worked. “Four,” came the answer, and that was it. He was going to be a comedian! The Happiest Refugee tells the uplifting and inspiring life story of one of our favourite personalities. Tragedy, humour, heartache and unswerving determination - a big life with big dreams. Anh's story will move and amuse all who read it.

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May 16,2017
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i did not find the chicken humourois but offensive

Mar 20,2017
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 i thought that the book was very inspirational  and that AHN do was very out there when he was writing the book like AHN do didnt hold back he was happy to tell the world about his story and i thought that he was inspirational and I also liked about  the book was that he explained in the book every detail and every little thing that happened in his journey to australia and his previous life in japan and he also explained in the book what happened when he came t australia and how he is now living in australia

Mar 20,2017
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I liked Anh Do "The happiest refugee" book because it talks about how bad it was during the Vietnam War and how intense it was being forced to leave your country. When I read this book i loved it because it was inspiring and it told me a lot about how it was to be a refugee and how difficult it was being forced out of your country. When he was talking about how he was traveling across the sea, and came across pirates and how a lot of people were sea sick. That shocked me how he went through all that and then now he's a great comedian.

 

 

Mar 20,2017
4

The Happiest refugee is an amazing book to read. Ive read this book twice and i have learnt different things both times! 

The Happiest Refugee is a very inspiring book to read. In the book you read about emotional moments in their family. I learnt a lot of things from this book including that all refugees aren't all bad people, look at Anh he is now quite popular around the world! I also learnt that refugees are all coming to be another countries to be terrorist there coming to flee their country from wars and bombs.Anhs family faced alot of challanges in viteam, on the boat and in Austalia. 

Mar 20,2017
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this is a really good book. it is a very inspirational book and for some people it s really relatable. this book is aslo really funny and unprdicable. i love this book.

It all started when Ahns family wanted to leave their country because they didn't have a good life in Vietnam. This happens to a lot of families every day. They got attacked by pirates two time and one of their engines broke. This was a very hard time for his family. When they got to Australia they were having a really hard time, they had to find a house and speak english. Lots of people go through this. Some of Ahns family had a hard time in  Australia in school because there family didnt have much money and they couldnt buy the text books. at the end if the book Ahns dad ran away and you have to read the book to find out what happens.

 
Mar 20,2017
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The Happiest Refugee is an inspirational book. It does have sad themes/issues throughout it, however there are quite a few happy moments to overshine it. It is quite a good book, inspirational, well-written and I would recommend it to people over the age of 12. 

 

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