Conclusion of the two-part story. Twelve-year-old Mei Li has moved away from all that she knew, including her English teacher--the one person who knew how to live forever. Mei Li befriends Sonja, their Filipina maid, and an elderly woman who lives in her building, because she now seldom sees her working parents. She learns that Sonja is a member of an underground church which meets in the same building in which Mei Li lives. She admits to the elderly lady that she has gone to the church services a few times. To her surprise, Mei Li learns that the woman opens her window on Sunday mornings, in order to hear the songs being sung in the church. Mei Li continues her search for eternal life. She has a new "foreign devil" English teacher, this time from Australia. This woman does not know how to live forever. But she tells Mei Li all she knows about God, which is not very much. An epilogue follows the story in which the reader gets to decide for Mei Li, whether she will choose... More > God or "the good life".< Less
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