Sunday, 2 October 2011

Octobers Pre-loved Giveaway is I am Nujood, Age 10 and Divorced by Nujood Ali

Here is my review

I Am Nujood, Age 10 and DivorcedI Am Nujood, Age 10 and Divorced by Nujood Ali

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


What a truly inspiring story!

Aged just 10 years (or approximate) Nujood is taken from her childhood home and happiness and thrust into an adult world of marriage and everything that comes with it. This is the story of a brave young girl who has no choice in anything in her life and is married off by her father to a man almost 3 times her age. Her world is brutally ripped apart as she is taken from her family, childhood and everything she knows and loves to become an adult and cater to her husbands every whim.

Unlike a lot of these stories there isn't a huge focus on the abuse Nujood suffers, there is enough that you are in no doubt what she goes through but the stories main focus is on her life and how she goes against everything her culture and beliefs hold true to stop the hurt and pain inflicted by her religion and family's customs.

Whilst it is sad at parts, this is a story of inspiration and bravery of a young girl who disobeys everything she has been taught for the right to live her life as a child and not be brutalized. Brave steps that opens the gates for others like herself and the potential dishonor upon her family. With only 190 pages this is a thin book and a page turner, I found it totally fascinating, 4/5 for me.



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The book is in practically perfect condition and could pass for new.

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8 comments:

  1. I have had my eye on this. Thank you!!

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  2. Thanks for all your giveaways - jaffa and I like to read your blog,

    We'd like to give you an award
    http://jaffareadstoo.blogspot.com/2011/10/blog-award.html

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  3. sounds brilliant thanks for this

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  4. Looks interesting, would love this

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  5. Thanks for this. Keep an eye out for my pre-loved giveaway coming later this week.

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  6. I'd read this,infact I'm going to buy it from Amazon,if they have it ,and if I win,I'll give one to Oxfam book shop,keep the other

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