Layton, Utah | Member Since 2011
This book left me so inspired that I had to find out if this sort of thing was happening here in the U.S./Canada like there in Cambodia. Sure enough it is, right here in our own backyard. I now work with a Non-profit organization, volunteering once a week to put an end to the child sex trade right here.
I didn't know there was a genre for sensationalized saucy christian fiction. But, if there is this is it. The sexual language and wording were explicit and uncomfortable to say the least. And the debase and gross detail in the violence was more than I could stomach. Children being brutally killed and eaten? It was too much. Even if that sort of evil exists or did at some point, reading about it in such detail just seemed.... unchristian maybe and disheartening? I don't know I wouldn't recommend it, I couldn't even finish it.
Deep Compassion, Charity.
In the end when the Speaker says something about how the only way to Know someone is to love them, or the only way to love someone is to really know them. Can't remember exactly but the idea was that, that we could love any person if we really knew them.
I had no idea this book had such depth to it. I feel I have a deeper yearing to understand others, and love them. It really is a thought provoking book to say the least. It changed my view of compassion, and understanding of others.
I just couldn't get past her first thoughts being for her own wellbeing, like when she first fi ds out about the games. She valued herself too much, even though she kept acting like she put peeta first, it drove me nuts.
I couldn't even finish it. I hear it has a great plot and gets quicker towards the end (it's slow in the beginning) but I couldn't get that far with all the sexually explict assaults etc.
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