College English professor who loves classic literature, psychology, neurology and hates pop trash like Twilight and Fifty Shades of Grey.
An obviously disturbing story told in the usual matter of fact fashion with which these books are usually rendered. It does wander off into familial and cultural tangents a lot for a book so short. A distressing through not overly engaging tale.
Although there are some things I would have elaborated on, this book is amazing. For someone of her talents she needs to continue to prod the world to see things through her eyes.
The fantastic story of this little girl and her courage.
The first evening in her new housbands family.
Everything. Her voice could not be more right for this book.
I love all kinds of biografies and autobiografies and this was definately no disappointment.
It's no surprise that such a disguesting practice is being done as often as does the simple act of sleep and wake. But to hear first hand how the males view women like cattle and how the women not only have learned to conform for their own protection and sanity, but some have even grown to encourage such behavoirs. This story of the trials of a ten year old little girl who was forced into voilence and sickness is heartbreaking yet uplifting. A true underdog story that although is often gutrenching must be told & read. I pray for you little brave Nujood.
For just a few hours I was wondering how this would be. But I listened to it in one streght. I was shocking and eye opening. Some of your money goes to help support this young lady in this purchase, plus you get a audio book. I learned something new, got an audio and helped support Nujood. It was worth the few dollars for me.
I got goosebumps all over me during the part when her divorce was granted in the court. Maybe goosebumps of being overjoyed for the girl? :)
all of it
Of course being Nujood
Perfect - inspiring
Told in her voice, this is a moving account of the bravery of a lone girl, in the face of poverty and violence. Most of us cannot imagine the events of this sweet girls life unfolding within this story. I definately plan to follow her life as best as I can. Amazing. A must 'listen' to for all.
Say something about yourself!
However, life is harder in some parts of the world than others. When local tribal customs advise men to marry 9 year old girls.... something is wrong with that culture. Yemen isn't the only country in that region to marry off pre-pubescent girls and, clearly, there are educated people in the capital who are trying to change this.
Nujood is a child with a lot of courage and her story was a good window into the culture and living conditions in her country.
There is hope.
Nujood's courage and determination. I used this book as a companion to the text in an Intensive Reading course I teach and the voice helped keep the students engaged and interested. The story exposes one of the greatest middle eastern tragedies: the injustice and inequity for girls and women. Nujood's hope through the most horrifying circumstances encourages listeners to persevere.
You could actually hear Nujood through her voice.
What is memorable to me from reading this book is that this horrible "tradition" is at all acceptable. It is a tragedy.
Im glad this book is a choice for elementary students to read. We all need to be educated on this very important subject and try to make changes.