How I Lost My Birthday

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On the eve of her 8th birthday, Cinta and her mother must leave the USA and move to Bali where her parents are from. Cinta doesn't know her parents are divorcing. During the long 18 hour flight she realizes she has not only lost everything else in her life but her birthday as well when she crosses the International Date Line. In the midst of this crisis 30,000 feet above the Earth, Cinta thinks of the happier times in her life when her father would teach her about the Wayang Kulit, the Shadow Puppets of Bali and uses them to imagine a world less harsh to her little girl heart. In this coming of age story, Cinta learns to forgive her parents and come to terms with what it means to take responsibility for her own life.