Monday, December 18

The Last Girl: A Book Review

 

The Last Girl by Nadia Murad

Talk about a moving book. I mean, wow! This is the autobiography of Nadia Murad who was born and raised in a small Yazidi community of farmers and shepherds in northern Iraq. She and her family lived a quiet life until August 15, 2014 when the Islamic State entered her village. They massacred many and executed both men who refused to convert to Islam and women too old for sex slavery. Six of Nadia's brothers were killed, as well as her mother, while she was taken captive in the sex trade.

The book goes on to tell more of Nadia's story. It is heart wrenching. And while heavy, it is a timely and an important story to hear in a time when the Islamic State is so powerful in the Middle East.


Disclaimer: This book was provided to me free of charge from Blogging for Books in exchange for my honest review. All the opinions expressed are completely my own.

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