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The Shepherd's Granddaughter by Anne Laurel Carter
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Nov 14, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: realistic-fiction, contemporary-realistic-fiction
Read in November, 2011

This book tells the story of a Palestine girl, Amani, who lives with her family. Amani's family has a vineyard, olive grove, and a herd of sheep. The shepheards grandfather, Seedo, teaches Amani while she is being homeschooled. However, trouble breaks lose when Seedo dies and terrible things start happening to the farm, where Amani and her family are living. I thought this book started off slow, but then once I got into it I couldn't put it down. It had a lot of information about the Palestine and Israeli conflict and the lives of the people who live in those regions. The book also shows how the Palestinians and the Israelis are just really unable to communicate and come to agreements. I also noticed the story shows when people are pushed so far, to their limits, they will strike back.
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