The book gives insight into the life of a third culture kid. Kathy survived a plane crash, an earthquake and a military coup but to her her life was normal. It was only when she moved to California to start college that she discovered that the other girls didn’t like her stories of her life abroad. They thought she was bragging or lying. Her first year was very difficult, she suffered from a “reverse” culture shock. I can really identify with this part of the book because my experience was very similar to Kathy’s. I went to university in the Netherlands but had a similar experience. Kathy starts to wonder whether there is something wrong with her. During the years in America she never got over the feeling that she was different.

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Book review of the book Expat Alien

Expat Alien by Kathy Gamble