Adeline is an intelligent girl and she studies very hard and never gives up, she didn't change during the story, even though she was so unwanted and being treated so badly by her stepmother, father, brothers and sisters, she still tried to be nice to them, she was always the top student in class, but no one was ever proud of her except for Aunt Baba. Aunt Baba is loving and caring, and she was Adeline's mother's best friend, she was told to take care of Adeline. Aunt Baba always helped to comfort Adeline when she was sad, and loved her very much. Aunt Baba moved away when Adeline got sent to Shanghai to go to school, and she didn't see Adeline for a long time, but they always wrote letters to each other. Adeline's brother's were always teasing and being mean to her, but sometimes they pretend to be nice, and they will play a prank on her, that is the worst part, because so of those pranks are really weird.
Since this is a non-fiction book, it is a true story, so I can't change it, but I think the ending should be more interesting, and something that will surprise and attract the readers, so then they will think her books are really good and by more of her books. I think the author is trying to tell us, since we have parents that love us so much we should appreciate it, and we should be thankful for what we have.