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.
No, I used the audio as a companion to the text in an Intensive Reading course I teach. The students complained about the bizarre breathiness of the narration and after hearing it 5 times a day for weeks, I found myself hating the voice as well!
After the first chapter, the action picks up and keeps you engrossed in the story line. The surprise after Mariatu's hands are cut off and she's hospitalized is beyond shocking. It's a compelling story of survival, hope and forgiveness.
The book was an incredible read, but a horrible listen.
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