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.
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.
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.
After listening to Nujood's story, I did further research. She is still under the thumb of a father who continues to marry off his child daughters.
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.
Very good listen. Cultural enlightenment. Provides insight of different cultural struggles. Amazed at the treatment and "selling" that occurs with youth of Middle Eastern Cultures.
I love this story and the way in which it was written as well as read. I could actually visualized being there in the background seeing everything.
This story was heart warming in the end. Although unfortunate for many others who struggle with this insanity. I pray and hope that Nujood will succeed at making a difference where others can't reach.
Imagine being able to tell this story at nine years old. .. Or even having the ability to self advocate as she did! Fascinating, makes me want to do something to help this backwardness.