Thursday, March 10, 2011

Words in the Dust by Trent Reedy

Reedy was inspired by a girl he met during his tour of duty in Afghanistan, and Zulaikha's character is based loosely on her experiences. Infused with poetry, and wrought with hardship, the story gives a bleak, but ultimately hopeful, portrayal of girlhood in Afghanistan. It is full of hard truths, painful lessons, beautiful human interaction, and the promise of possibility. ~~from Amazon (School Library Journal review)

This book gives an amazing look at the lives of young people in Afghanistan. The main character was born with a cleft lip and palate and we witness the cruelty of others that she has to endure. Her older sister is very beautiful but she is not at all jealous of her sister and they have a very strong,loving bond.

I loved learning about the lives and customs of the people living in this country. I especially liked reading about the wedding preparations of the sister and all the traditions that go into that ceremony. Not everything is a happy ending in the book, just like in real life.

I am very glad that I read this book! 

~~ received book from Goodreads 


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