Seventeen-year-old Alex Jackson comes home from school to find that his father, a CBC news cameraman, wants to take him to China's capital, Beijing. Once there, Alex finds himself on his own in Tian An Men Square as desperate students fight the Chinese army for their freedom. Forbidden City is a novel based on the events of the Tiananmen Square massacre in It is a story of maturation/coming of age. Seventeen-year-old Alex Jackson comes home from school to find that his father, a CBC news cameraman, wants to take him to China's capital, Beijing.

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Editorial Reviews. From Publishers Weekly. Despite certain shortcomings, this fictionalized . If you want a big, glossy picture book of the Forbidden City don't download this book. If you want something lovely that you'll keep forever, download it indeed!. Seventeen-year-old Alex Jackson comes home from school to find that his father, a CBC news cameraman, wants to take him to China's capital. Forbidden City. William Bell, Author Delacorte Press Books for Young Readers $ (0p) ISBN Tweet. More By and About This Author.

Aim has now been able to get up but she is still soar She wanders around the road astonished to find both of her parents lying on the side of the road dead. She then turns around and sees herself getting lifted on the ambulance with all the energy she got left she sprinted right into the ambulance her body was going in. They were rushing Aim to the hospital. The book Forbidden City takes place in the spring of For the most part this book takes place in Beijing, China. Alexander Jackson is the main character of the novel, and he is also the narrator of the book. Alexander is showing us his biggest occurrence of his life in the book. Alexander is 17 years old and he is really into military history, and he likes to travel with his journalist father. One day Alexander was coming home from school and he heard his dad talking on the phone with his boss, Alexander knew that his dad had either been told he was traveling or getting a raise. Alexander knew he was going to take a while so he had gone downstairs to work on his sculptures of soldiers. After he had finished with the soldiers he had gone upstairs. His father than immediately said his boss had told him he would be going on a business trip sort of thing to Beijing, China.

It was home to the celestial leaders of China, men that possessed the Mandate of Heaven. A total of 24 emperors lived and ruled from the vast and magnificent complex for almost years, until the last Chinese dynasty was overthrown in with the abdication of Emperor Xuantong, more commonly known as Puyi.

The Forbidden City was the home of many thousands of governmental staff, female servants and concubines, eunuchs, soldiers, and kitchen staff, and where their entire lives were built. Nonetheless, entrance to it from the outside was forbidden to all but the emperor, his court, and his relations.


Without the permission of the emperor, access to or from the heart of the empire was impossible, but what was once inaccessible is now one of the most visited institutions in the world.

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And, in their eyes, were the people now the enemy? But whose world was more real? Ours, or the world Xin-hua lived in? She was different from the girls I knew, too. Really different. Their idea of a tragedy was running out of mousse or breaking a fingernail.

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They were a lot like the woman I had seen this morning on the movie billboard. They were almost all heavily into feminism and talked about being taken seriously as persons while they put on purple lipstick.

Maybe I was being too hard on them.

But nobody I knew was like Xin-hua. To me, she was a hero. A strong woman with more character than most of the kids I knew, male or female, put together.

Including me.

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