A review by illbefinealone
The Best We Could Do by Thi Bui


The Best We Could Do features artwork so beautiful and story so intimate that I couldn't put it down. Thi Bui takes the reader along for a journey as she explores her family history and her relationships with her parents. The story is told in a relatable manner, it's poignant and it's easy to connect to (at least it was to me).
The story revolves around a Vietnamese family that escapes the war and immigrates to the US in the 70s. It depicts the struggles of being forced out of your own country, the nostalgia, the stress of leaving everything you know behind. At a time like this, with everything that's going on in the US, in the rest of the world, I feel that books like this one, that put faces and stories behind the statistics, they are more important than ever. That's why I recommend this book to everyone, especially to people who live around immigrants or areas that are affected by the current refugee crisis.