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Walk in My Shoes by Alwyn Evans
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May 05, 2011

it was amazing
Read in August, 2012 , read count: 2

I loved every moment of this book, I really felt with Nessa and her family: I was scared during the flashbacks to Afghanistan, sick on the boat from Indonesia and frustrated in the the detention centre.

I've heard a lot of complaints about the flashbacks to Nessa's life throughout the book. The story is not told in a linear fashion but is fragmented and follows Nessa's train of thought. I liked this becuase it actually felt like I was in Nessa's mind. People do not reminisce about their past in chrnological order; memories are sparked by small moments or triggers in the present. To me, this made the book more real.

Read it, read it, read it - this book made me want to work with refugees in Australia, which is why I now study social work. It's brilliant.

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