Monday, January 1, 2018

The Last Girl by Nadia Murad {A Book Review}

The Last Girl by Nadia Murad is the last book I read in 2017 and it definitely wasn't an "awww" type a book like so many of the books I read in 2017. 

This book, The Last Girl, was a hard hard read. The experiences that Nadia and her family endured are something that, honestly, I could hardly fathom before reading this book. 

While Nadia discusses what their lives were like before ISIS took over her city and the hardships that they went through, there is a total shift in the pages when ISIS posted around the borders of their city. 

While it was interesting (that's hard to say) to read about ISIS from someone who experienced their wrath firsthand, this book was also difficult to understand in many ways. First, the terms Murad uses are just words I've not heard of before including city names, family names, religion names, etc. That makes the book somewhat cumbersome as I read. However, none of that compares to the harshness of the story overall, the fear that Murad and her family lived in, and the captivity in which she is held. 

Some of the story is repetitive toward the beginning especially but given that Murad is just trying to share her story that is expected. 

If you are interested in learning more about ISIS and those who have been directly affected by them, this book is a great read for that. It is eye-opening for sure. 

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