The Question and Answer section for Chinese Cinderella is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
Adeline loses herself in her school work. She gets excellent grades and wins awards.School takes her mind off her treatment at home. Adeline is also able to confide in Ye Ye and Aunt Baba.
I don't know that she becomes famous rather than respected and happy with her life. Despite her parent’s heartbreaking neglect, she eventually becomes a doctor and realizes her dream of being a writer.
We learn that Adeline's mother died two weeks after she was born due to complications of childbirth, and that Aunt Baba is her closest relative and caregiver.