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Desert Flower by Waris Dirie
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Sep 27, 2010

really liked it
Read in September, 2010

I liked the way the author let us know about her life. This book is very touching. It made me feel for Waris. She was really descriptive in her writing and the way she wrote this book made me think about there culture in a different way. I am proud of her for speaking out about her happenings. The author is also the main character of the book. I believe that is why this book is so moving because it is a true story. I was surprised by many of the things Waris had to do in Somalia. She had to do hard labor helping her father with the animals. She also helped her mother with her many siblings. Many being almost 12 siblings! I have 4 siblings and i help my parents out...I can't imagine 12! I followed this book very well because it was told in chronological order. The only writing that bothered me was how much detail she put into it. I understand why she put so much detail into i mean this book is almost her whole life story. I rated this book a four because each chapter kept me wanting to read more.

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Jennifer Brinkmeyer Thanks for sharing your reaction to this book. I like how you compared her culture to yours.

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