THE IDEA OF FAMILY LOVE IN LUNG UNG LUCKY CHILD

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The lucky child tells of the life of one family ruined by the reign of Khmer Rouge in Cambodia.  Lung Ung tells of her experience and that of her family enduring many years of hunger, deprivation and the loss at the hand of a cruel regime.  The story recounts the emotional suffering of the whole family as they were forced to live apart when Lung and her brother moves to the United States leaving behind their sister Chou and two brothers. Throughout the story, Lung shows a strong family bond and their two different lives hers in the United States where she got everything and that of her sister in Cambodia where she was struggling to get daily needs. There is a strong idea of family love and bond that clearly demonstrate that blood is thicker than water.  Let us explore this idea and how it is developed in the book. (Ung, 2006)