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First They Killed My Father by Loung Ung
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Feb 20, 08

bookshelves: wow-book-club-reads
Recommended for: anyone
Read in February, 2008

I was surprised how fast I read this book in spite of its heavy topic. In some weird way, I felt this book as a light read. The author does a great job to convey the tragic journey she survived in a very simple way. Very much a page turner. Even though the title might scare people who don't want heavy topic books, this is actually a great read and insight into a girl's life during the takeover the Khmer Rouge. Another highlight is her great way of writing from a child's perspective without losing the seriousness of her childhood loss.
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