Loved this story which relates the story of Mona a teenager in Ceacescu's Romania, falling in love and escaping to the West, rebuilind a new life in the US. The story is full of twists and turns as we follow Mona moving to her new life in the West. Even though she quickly integrates herself into the American way of life, she remains true to herself and cant forget her native country. I love Dominic Radulescu writing, the way she narrates Mona's story is light,colourful and picturesque. Your heart is bouncing reading through the pages, as you follow Mona's tale, I could hardly let got of it.