I chose this quote because it gives the reader an idea on how difficult was to live in China at that period of time. It shows that most people were poor and were going through a hard time. China is an overpopulated country. Now a days, for you to have more kids you need to pay because China was not being able to sestet everyone in the country. Finally, this quote shows that this is not a recent problem in China.
Quote 2: '' Don't do the audition, Ji-li, he looked straight at me this time, and sounded much more forceful.'' (Page 8)
I selected this quote because Ji-li was very excited with the audition she was going to have and when she gets home to tell her dad, he ''ruins'' all of her plans. This happened because her family is different from most of the other families in China. Also she will starts to notice that her family is not the way she thought they were. In conclusion, this quote brings a little of suspense to the continuation of the story.