• "Respect for honour and tradition, wicked humour and a vital social message combine in an appealing yet sometimes shocking read"

  • "The story remains engrossing, and when Xinran turns her attention to the frenetic streets and history of Nanjing, her own beloved hometown, the prose truly comes to life"

    Daily Mail
  • "This mood of hope, as both inspiring and ultimately attainable, is what makes Miss Chopsticks such an uplifting read"

    Financial Times
  • "Xinran's tale will likely play on the mind for years to come"

    Big Issue
  • "Xinran's skill lies in investigating the universal human thoughts and emotions behind the girls' naivety"