Saturday, January 20, 2018

The Last Girl

Her story is heartbreaking.  Truly heart wrenching.  Yet there is hope.  Somehow through all that she endured, she hopes.  She hopes for a better place, a better world, a better mankind where no one has to suffer the way she has suffered.

Nadia Murad shares her story of growing up in Iraq, watching her village attacked while friends and family are killed, and then becoming a sex slave to ISIS.  It is more than anyone can bear.  Yet she survives, escapes, and shares her story to fight terrorism.

My understanding of the history of the middle east is woefully inadequate.  I struggled to understand the first half of the book as it retold the history and current condition of the Yazidi people.  It took me a long time to read through the history, but the second half of the book leading to Nadia's escape was most interesting.

I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.

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